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Old 01-17-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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gOS 3.1 Gadgets does not have write permission for usb pen drives

I installed gOS 3.1 a few days ago. When I plug in my pen drive it cannot mount the device due to an error "Invalid mount option". When I sudo from the terminal and mount it manually it mounts. I can then access the drive by double clicking the icon but then I cannot edit the files in there. I don't have write option. I again have to work from the terminal as root to copy paste files in the pen drive. Can someone be very specific as to how I can solve this problem.

I read somewhere in the net that FAT32 doesn't have the ability to retain user permission information. But that's not a valid answer as almost 99% of the pen drives are in the FAT32 format.

I also read that I have to edit the /etc/fstab file somehow. But I don't understand the code and it would be helpful if u could be very specific. For example, I don't understand sda, sdb and stuff like that and how to understand which one refers to my pen drive.

Thanks in advance. I hope anyone can solve this, my friends are killing me with their mocking cause I can't make this work.

Here is my /etc/fstab file if that is of any help to you:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/sda2
UUID=bd95da5c-cf2c-44e6-b00f-a18efb3c0fac / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/sda3
UUID=15e77cad-0c82-4560-b3f2-124dbcb03d64 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/sdb /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/sdb /media/floppy1 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

Do I need to change it in anyway?

Last edited by epicmono; 01-17-2009 at 09:02 AM. Reason: Added the /etc/fstab file


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