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Old 03-01-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
amritpalpathak
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Unable to copy anything into memory card


Hello
When i connect my nokia phone to ubuntu desktop I can copy anything from my memory card but when i try to copy anything to my memory card from outside it is not being done.There is no option to paste .
what could be wrong??

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Examine file /etc/mtab (the table of mounted filesystems). If you see a line like this:
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udev /dev tmpfs ro,mode=0555 0 0
then the udev rule which governs the mounting of usb devices in general (or which governs the mounting of ssd cards in paarticular) is set to mount *read only*. You must find the udev rule and change it to *read write* so that mtab shows you this when the phone is plugged in.
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udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
 
Old 03-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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The memory card could be mounted read only.

When you plug the card in, you should see an icon appear on the desktop, right click it, look for permissions. Needs to be read/write so you can put files on it.
 
Old 03-01-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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i checked it but it says "The permissions of "memory card" could not be determined"


Thanks
 
Old 03-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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I never made the changes in that file still I checked the /etc/mtab file.it looks like

/dev/sda5 / ext4 rw,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /sys/fs/fuse/connections fusectl rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/debug debugfs rw 0 0
none /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
none /dev devtmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /var/run tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
none /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
none /lib/init/rw tmpfs rw,nosuid,mode=0755 0 0
binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/amrit/.gvfs fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon rw,nosuid,nodev,user=amrit 0 0
/dev/sda2 /media/F0286BF2286BB5EE fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions 0 0
/dev/sda4 /media/New\040Volume fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions 0 0



Line number 7 is already in rw mode.
Please help !!

Thanks
 
Old 03-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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Open a konsole, you will have to use some commands as root, so use 'sudo command' and you will be prompted for your root password.

First in konsole, 'sudo mount' will produce a list of mounted devices. Your mtab shows you have sda4 5 and sda2. These are your hard drive.

The memory card will have a name like sr0 or sr1 ( most likely ). You can mount devices as root at the command line.

You need an empty directory to mount the device to. Most systems have a /media directory for this purpose. Go there, do a ls command to see what you have. My system has a sym link called memory. It points to memory0. To mount a device, the command

'sudo mount /dev/sr0/ /media/memory/' will mount the device sr0 to /media/memory/.

Now a mount command will show if it a. mounted, and b. if it mounted ro or rw.

You can do a 'man mount' and read details.

I just plugged in a memory stick that is bootable, and is mounted r/o. It looks like this.

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/dev/sr1 on /media/memory0 type iso9660 (ro)
 
Old 03-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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Please look when the nokia is mounted. I didn't see any device in your mtab listing that wasn't on /dev/sda, which is your harddrive. run "mount" by itself when the nokla is mounted. If you can read files, you should be able to determine where and how it is mounted. By the way, a device with the name /dev/sr# will refer to a cd or dvd drive, not a usb drive.
 
  


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