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Old 07-06-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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Removing read-only file from USB thumb drive


When I insert this USB drive, a 'ls' shows this:
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dave@dave:/media/$ ls
90B9-56FA cdrom cdrom0 Teragb U3 System
I can remover 90B9-56FA but not 'U3 System'. They are both on the thumb drive.
Quote:
dave@dave:/media$ ls "U3 System"
autorun.inf LaunchPad.zip LaunchU3.exe
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dave@dave:/media$ ls -l "U3 System"
total 5536
-r-------- 1 dave dave 277 2007-02-12 13:53 autorun.inf
-r-------- 1 dave dave 4558081 2007-02-12 20:23 LaunchPad.zip
-r-------- 1 dave dave 1110016 2007-02-12 19:33 LaunchU3.exe
Quote:
dave@dave:/media$ ls
90B9-56FA cdrom cdrom0 Teragb U3 System
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dave@dave:/media$ cd "U3 System"
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dave@dave:/media/U3 System$ sudo rm *
rm: cannot remove `autorun.inf': Read-only file system
rm: cannot remove `LaunchPad.zip': Read-only file system
rm: cannot remove `LaunchU3.exe': Read-only file system
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dave@dave:/media/U3 System$ chmod 777 *
chmod: changing permissions of `autorun.inf': Read-only file system
chmod: changing permissions of `LaunchPad.zip': Read-only file system
chmod: changing permissions of `LaunchU3.exe': Read-only file system
Here is the tail end of 'mount'
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dave@dave:/media/U3 System$ mount
/dev/sdb1 on /media/Teragb type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sr1 on /media/U3 System type iso9660 (ro,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000, iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/90B9-56FA type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000, shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,flush)
I have nothing on the drive worth saving. Would a:
Code:
fdisk /media/90B9-56FA
remove it with out damage or would 1 of these listed in the 'fdisk manual' be more apropos?


cfdisk(8), sfdisk(8), mkfs(8), parted(8), partprobe(8), kpartx(8)

Thanks for any help or insight you might have in matter.
 
Old 07-06-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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The only way to remove U3 is to use the windows utility.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U3

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...539/page2.html
 
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the insight.
All the 'Win' machines I have access to are in Colorado at present. I can wait til fall.

Thanks again.
Dave
 
  


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