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Old 12-23-2004, 01:13 AM   #1
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USB Mass Storage Device

Hey there! I need your help!
I have an USB Mass storage Device, but when I try to mount it I receive the message:

mount: block device /dev/sda1 is write-protected, mounting read-only

And I can't write over it. Is there a way to mount it with read/write attributes.


P.S. Excuse my English, it's horrible
Old 12-23-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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mount -rw ?
Old 12-23-2004, 03:06 PM   #3
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Assuming you mounted it to /mnt/usb, what are the permissions on /mnt/usb after you mount it? You may just need to chmod. Also, if you are referring to a pendrive, note that some of them have a small switch to write-protect them (just like floppies) -- J.W.


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