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Old 02-16-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Fedora will only mount my USB drive as read-only


I just bought a 32GB USB drive, and it was working fine.
All when i tried to use it later, it would only mount as read-only.

You'd tell me to check the switch which some USB drives have, well this one doesn't have one.


Does this sound like anything to anyone?

any suggestions?

kind regards
//Santiago
 
Old 02-16-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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I did find another post with some instructions on how to manually mount a USB drive:


mount -a -t vfat /dev/sdb /mnt/USBDRIVE -o user,exec,dev,suid,rw,umask=000


(although it still only mounts as read only)

but why would all of a sudden Fedora change how it mounts my USB?

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Old 02-17-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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try another os like pupply linux or a live distro. If it still does it, then must be the USB stick.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 04:24 AM   #4
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that is normal for fedora
it is a security default setting

you might need to edit your /etc/fstab file
see the fedora help pages
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
-- user guide --
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/user-g...12/en-US/html/
common bugs
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F12_bugs
and DangerMouses site
http://dnmouse.org/forum/viewforum.p...5dd88a07ecde2d
 
Old 02-17-2010, 05:40 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by santiagosilva View Post
I just bought a 32GB USB drive, and it was working fine.
All when i tried to use it later, it would only mount as read-only.

You'd tell me to check the switch which some USB drives have, well this one doesn't have one.


Does this sound like anything to anyone?

any suggestions?

kind regards
//Santiago
You might want to have a look at your .hal-mtab.

Last edited by Davno; 02-17-2010 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 03:43 PM   #6
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I'm starting to think it's the actual drive itself.
i've tried it on a few different computers, and it's the same.

but does anyone know what could've caused this, or if there's a fix?

//Santiago
 
Old 02-17-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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A usb flash drive could have had it's bit flipped but almost always you'd have to do that. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/sharing...ows-and-linux/
Not sure how linux even handles it.

Normally Fedora has user permissions. Something like removable devices or such needs to edited.

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