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Old 01-26-2007, 05:26 AM   #1
vacuman
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can't delete (send to trash) files on usb devices.


I (seemingly) was able to delete on a 256 SD card by changing the permissions-but it only created a trash file on the disk and put it in there. I couldn't even do that on a 1 GIG SD card. I have to keep going back to my Windows 2000 laptop and reformatting to delete.On my I-River mp3 player I have to use the built in reformatting program to delete in order to put in new music. What a pain. I did not have any trouble deleting files with SuSE 9.2.,Red Hat,Fedora,Mandrake or a slew of others-Why does this seem to be a problem with (K)Ubuntu? WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO DELETE ON A SD CARD? I don't have any problem deleting other things within the system-just on input devices.

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Old 01-26-2007, 05:35 AM   #2
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What have you tried? (Changing permissions by itself doesn't delete files.)

You select "move to trash" as normal, then you rt-click on trash and select "empty trash"... while the SD card is still mounted. The last bit is important.

OR: in a nautilus windows,
edit > preferences --> behavior tab
under "trash"
check the box labeled "include a delete command that bypasses trash"

OR: use the terminal to browse to your media fs, and use the rm command.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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Do you have read write access to the drive?

http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
 
Old 01-27-2007, 12:38 AM   #4
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can't delete from sd card or usb devices.

Thanks for all assistance. I try one thing and if that doesn't work I try something else. This time the first thing worked.

I typed from terminal :sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g. gave my password where asked and then enter.

Now I can delete things off input devices like SD cards and mp3 players. Thanks
 
Old 01-27-2007, 06:33 AM   #5
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Oh - the SD card holds an ntfs file system! Well spotted statyk!
 
  


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