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Old 04-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hello there. I had to do some tricks to get my external drive mounted (mounting through kde menu's didn't work), and now I can read everything on the drive, but when I tried copying things to my drive, I was told that the drive is read-only. how do I fix this so that I can move/copy files to my drive?
 
Old 04-19-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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You will need to unmount and re-mount the drive. By default most apps that mount external drives will give it the -ro or read only option. This is probably specified in your /etc/fstab file. You should mount it via SSH as the root user so you can specify your own options. If you open your /etc/fstab file and see the 'ro' option, switch it to 'rw' and then it will automount as read/write.
 
Old 04-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Going to need a bit more info on this.
-What distro are you using?
-What "tricks" did you do to get it mounted?
-Post what you have in your /etc/fstab file, please.
-What else have you done to try and figure this out?

Help us to help you.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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Going to need a bit more info on this.
-What distro are you using?
-What "tricks" did you do to get it mounted?
-Post what you have in your /etc/fstab file, please.
-What else have you done to try and figure this out?

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1 ) I am using Slackware 13.37
2 ) I edited a couple of text files. My friend helped me, although I think there was another file that he also edited.
3 )

http://pastie.org/3829144

4 ) Nothing, since I am not sure which files my friend edited to do this, so I don't actually know how it is mounted, but it is set to auto-mount if it is connected.

Last edited by RedAshes; 04-21-2012 at 12:49 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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Do you have a switch on the side of your drive? (write protection).
It happened one time for me.. (SD card with write protection switch on an usb adapter).
If yes, switch it to the correct position.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #6
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Do you have a switch on the side of your drive? (write protection).
It happened one time for me.. (SD card with write protection switch on an usb adapter).
If yes, switch it to the correct position.
No, there is no switch, this is a straightforward plug-in external drive. it has no buttons on it
 
  


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