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Old 09-23-2006, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question QNX4 Mount RW access


Being trying to figure this out for a couple days.

I am trying to mount my Sandisk ATA Flash card that has two QNX4 partions on them. They will mount and show that I have read write acess when I type "mount" but I can not edit the files or add to the mounted drives. All of this has been tried is differnet user access IE user and root.


/dev/hde1 /media/pccard qnx4 rw,users,noauto 0 0
/dev/hde2 /media/pccard1 qnx4 rw,users,noauto 0 0

terminal output of "mount"

debian:/# mount
/dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
none on /proc/bus/pccard type usbfs (rw)
/dev/hde3 on /media/pccard2 type qnx4 (rw)
/dev/hde4 on /media/pccard3 type qnx4 (rw)

terminal output of "ls -a"

debian:/media/pccard3# ls -a
. aliases bin .boot .inodes .photon qnx4 usr
.. .altboot .bitmap etc .licenses .profile tmp

terminal output of "rm .boot"

debian:/media/pccard3# rm .boot
rm: cannot remove `.boot': Read-only file system

Why do I get this error if the drive is mounted with "rw" access?

any help welcomed.

Old 01-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #2
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Try "ls -la". The filesystem is mounted RW but the directory itself might be read-only for security purposes - .boot would appear to be a fairly critical thing.

Also if it is a directory, then you will need to do "rm -dR .boot" to remove it recursively, otherwise rm fails. Or maybe "rm -dR ./.boot" I'm not sure.

Any help?


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