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Old 08-25-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Unable to write to external USB drive


I'm using Debian Sarge. I have a proprietary boot loader/disk imager/partitioner (called BootItNG) that I'm planning to phase out because Linux has all those tools for free anyway. Before I do, though, I need to be able to write to and delete from my USB external hard drive. I can mount and see all the files the on the drive, but can't write to the disk as a regular user, or under su.
In my fstab:
Code:
/dev/sda1	/mnt/sda1	vfat	rw,users,noauto	0	0
In /mnt:
Code:
drwxr-xr-x  2 mark mark 16384 Dec 31  1969 sda1
In /dev:
Code:
brwxrwxr-x  1 root disk      8,   1 Jul 22  2004 sda1
As far as I know (which isn't much ), I have all permissions set for full access for anyone. What do I need to learn to fix this?
 
Old 08-25-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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I don't think the permissions of the files themselves are what's hampering me:
Code:
-rwxr-xr-x  1 mark mark 673185792 Apr 26 03:23 data1.img
When as a regular user or su:
Code:
m:/mnt/sda1# chmod +wrx data1.img
chmod: changing permissions of `data1.img': Read-only file system
doesn't change the permissions. And:
Code:
m:/mnt/sda1# rm data1.img
rm: cannot remove `data1.img': Read-only file system
 
Old 08-29-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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Hmmm... maybe read this...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=fstab+howto
 
  


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