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ClericPreston 12-03-2004 08:24 PM

Can't WRITE to USB stick, Mount OK NO WRITE!
I was able to mount my usb jumpdrive. I created a new line in my fstab file.

/dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive vfat noauto, owner, rw 00

and I mkdir /mnt/pendrive

I can copy from the drive but not write files to it, which I really need to do.



IBall 12-03-2004 08:29 PM

The obvious question first - Are you sure the drive is not write-protected. There should be a small switch on it somewhere, make sure that it is not in the lock position.

But other that that, you fstab line looks OK. Have you tried as root?
My fstab line is this (My USB drive works correctly):

/dev/sda1    /mnt/usb    vfat    rw,suid,dev,noexec,noauto,user,async 1 2
I hope this helps

ClericPreston 12-03-2004 08:41 PM

No switch
Thanks but there is no switch on my usb stick. It isnt write protected. I am about to do a girly thing and pull my hair out!


michaelk 12-04-2004 06:53 AM

Add umask=000 option to the fstab entry.

willmorrison 12-04-2004 10:43 AM

Check the permissions on the /dev/(whatever it's called) and see if they are listed as root owner or root group... these can frequently stop you from writing, but it will allow you to read from it all day long.
Just a thought...


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