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Old 11-25-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
Piccolo_Pete
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Unhappy USB jump drive "read-only" in ubuntu 6.06


Hi all,

I have a USB jump drive that Ubuntu tells me is a "read only disk". I am unable to add or remove anything from this drive. Also, I have the little "lock" icon one every one of the files and directories on it. Plus I have tried changing the permissions and I am, evidently, prohibited from doing so.

Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Thanks.
 
Old 11-26-2006, 07:24 AM   #2
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You can try doing #sudo chmod a+rw /media/usbthingydirhere

Can you also post up your fstab if it contains anything about the USB drive?
 
  


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