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Old 05-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Unable to write to my USB drive when using Forensic Caine 2.5.1


Hi,

Am using Forensic Live Boot CD "Caine 2.5.1" and am saving my results to my desktop. I am not able though to write to my USB key. The copy paste function from my desktop to the USB key is not enable. Through the terminal window, I am able to mount my USB key Ok but when I want to paste info to it, I don't have that option. I know it is a permission issue since Caine is a forensic tool and as such, does not permit writing to external devices. Any help is welcome. thanks. gg

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Old 05-05-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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I think the choice of distro is wrong.

Did you mount the usb as read-write? Not exactly sure where this save to desktop is really at so I can't say about that.

Use command mount to see.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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HI jefro,

thanks for your reply.

From the terminal window and "uname -a", it tells me that it is linux caine 2.6.32 - Ubuntu.

I mounted the device using "mount /dev/sdb /media/sdb" in the terminal window. I did not use any options when doing so.

When saying "save from desktop to USB key", I used the copy function on a folder on the desktop and tried to paste it to the usb key but the paste option was greyed out for the USB destination.

I also just tried "pmount" to mount the device but it did not work as "pmount" is not installed and I can't install it with apt-get since I am not connected to the internet.

thanks

GGagnon

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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And you didn't answer the question about what the command mount says.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #5
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May it be the case that your USB device is formatted in NTFS?
If so, you have to use the -t ntfs-3g option for mount, otherwise the system will use the kernel's ntfs-drivers, which have no write support.
 
Old 05-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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Hi, the command mount said " /dev/sdb on /media/sdb type vfat (rw)

Also, the usb key is formatted Fat32.

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