new (but similar) question
i have a different question now. i've been able to fix the permissions thing (to be honest, i can't remember how). however, i noticed that when i unmount the device, the light on it doesn't go off. does this mean that it is unsafe to remove it from the system? i'd like to be able to remove it without turning off or rebooting the system, but i want to be assured that it's safe to do so.
thanks for any input.