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Old 06-27-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Cannot mount a USB drive as read/write.

I used this howto in order to setup my Muvo:

The problem is that I can only get it to load read-only, not read/write. I have used the rw switch in fstab, but no dice.

Here is my fstab:

# Static entries below, do not use 'users' option in this area
/dev/hdb1 / reiserfs defaults,noatime,notail 0 0
/dev/hdb2 swap swap sw,pri=1 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devmode=0666 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ntfs exec,ro,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2 ntfs exec,ro,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash vfat owner,user,auto,rw 0 0
# Dynamic entries below, identified by 'users' option
/dev/hda3 /mnt/hda3 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,users,dev,ro 0 0

[list=1][*]How do I mount this read/write?[*]I now have several rogue folders in my /mnt/ directory that keep coming back after deletion. How do I delete these?[*]Why isn't this automatic? It seems really basic. [/list=1]
Old 06-27-2005, 06:41 PM   #2
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Try something like
/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash vfat defaults,user,noauto 0 0
The noauto option means it isn't mounted automatically. The user option means a user can mount it (after you've plugged it in) and thus owns it and can write to it.
Old 06-28-2005, 02:48 AM   #3
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That fixed it. Thank you very much.


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