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Old 08-25-2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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usb-stick Problems-ubuntu


Hello , I just installed ubuntu 6.06 on a 64 plattform.I have this problem : I tryied to erase some things from my usb stick and said that it was read only system.I then from konsole logged in as root and typed chmod 777 /mnt/usbdisk /media/usbdisk , I also did mount -o rw /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb and still and mount -o umask=000 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb nothing happened.
1.is there a way to find easily on ubuntu - gnome the sd* characteristics of devices?
2.Is there a way to manage usb disks so as to read and write to them
3.Do I log in as root only from terminal?
4.how do i safely remove usb disk?

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Greetings

ps I think that ubuntu is more complex that suse but i'll give it atry to see the debian side of linux......... : )

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Old 08-25-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have this problem using Gnome. By default USB storage is read write. It is possible that the files on your stick were written as read only. Nautilus will make that visually obvious. The command you're looking for is "eject." It will flush the write buffers to the USB device. Right click the device icon on the desktop and eject will be last on the drop down.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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thank you very much for the reply...
 
Old 08-26-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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I somehow managed to fry my USB stick completely with Ubuntu. Now it won't format at all.
 
Old 08-26-2006, 10:44 PM   #5
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For what its worth, memory sticks are formatted vfat which is read write in Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix. If you tried to reformat it to a Linux format perhaps even Linux would be able to use it. Try to format the memory stick with vfat.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 06:36 AM   #6
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thanx this worked out
 
  


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