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fmbulah 05-29-2010 05:00 PM

How to automount USB devices read-write in Ubuntu 9.10

I am trying to figure out how to set automount options so that USB devices are automounted read-write instead of read-only.

I have several USB flash drives that automount read-write when plugged into Macs or PCs, but the Ubuntu 9.10 automounter mounts them as read-only filesystems.

I can also write to the drives successfully on Macs and PCs so it's not a matter of the write-protect tab (I actually tried a couple of drives that don't have write protect tabs).

I looked at the gconf-editor and there are only 2 toggle swithes: one that controls automouting, the other controls whether the media browser is launched. I was hoping there would be some option there.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.


Simon Bridge 05-31-2010 12:51 AM

Which is very odd because udev is supposed to do that out of the box in 9.10 - it does for me. Make sure there is not an entry in /etc/fstab messing this up.

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