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Kilka 02-09-2004 04:50 PM

usb fstab entry won't mount r/w
Hey all,

I have a usb drive that im trying to mount in fstab and it won't let me mount it for r/w, only r/o. This is very frustrating. Here is the line:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,user,rw 0 0

Just a note that if I put kudzu in the line at all it erases everything. I'm fresh out of ideas here.

Kind regards,

quatsch 02-09-2004 04:52 PM

what's the file system on your usb drive? If it's ntfs, you probably won't be able to mount it r/w.

Kilka 02-09-2004 05:23 PM

I'm not sure,

I think its vfat, since I was able to mount it earlier as root using mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
and I copied some files on it. The machine got rebooted by accident when copying those files, do you think I maybe corrupted the fs ?


quatsch 02-09-2004 08:33 PM

you can check what the filessystem is by
fdisk -l
(as root).

I'm not sure about corruption. Maybe that can happen. If you can mount it read only, you'll be able to save the files on it, if you have to reformat it - better than nothig.

magikfingerz 07-27-2004 11:05 AM

Man, I have the same problem, and my USB External HD have two partitions, one with FAT32 and another with Ext3, so is not NTFS problem...

What I have found is:

When I log in with "root" user, the r/w mode is functional, but when I log with any other account, the USB HD is read only.

I haven't found how to handle this, but I have tried all things what comes to my head:

* Changing the fstab to allow all users r/w
* Assign GUID of the user
* Delete it from fstab and let Linux detect it again
* Creating a new partition in External HD!!

Nothing of above have solve the problem.

Any help will be higly appreciated.


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