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Old 05-21-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Cannot copy to USB Memory Stick some files

Sounds weird but I can copy to my USB Memory Stick some files (text files for examples) but not other files (like link files for examples). The USB Memory Stick is automatically mounted when I insert it in the USB port, but I can only write to it if I am logged on as "root". Is there any way that I can write to the USB Stick any kind of files (no restrictions) ?

Thanks for your help
Old 05-21-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
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Is the file-system formatted as fat32 (vfat)? If so, use the umask option in /etc/fstab to allow anyone to write to it:
/dev/sda4  /mnt/dongle  vfat  noauto,users,rw,exec,umask=0000  0  0
If it is fat32 though, it won't support symbolic links. You could try tar'ing them up or formatting the file-system as a native Linux file-system (ext2, etc.). It depends on how portable you need the data to be.
Old 05-23-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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It is FAT16 but anyway... I took your advice and I tarred all my links and I was able to copy the tar file on the USB stick... Thanks again


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