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Daniel

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usb stick is read-only?
« on: October 30, 2009, 06:14:47 am »
I made a bootable usb stick and used it for a while. I then messed with one of the .lzm files in the "base" directory. I don't think that would have messed up anything but... Now my usb stick is apparently a read-only filesystem. I can't delete or put anything on it, even as root. What could I have done to cause this? Or is it a defective usb stick? Would reformatting it help?
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Re: usb stick is read-only?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 09:36:18 am »
are you using this to boot?

issue the mount command and see if it's mounted read-only

probably just need to remount it in rw mode

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Re: usb stick is read-only?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 10:56:26 am »
Hmm... I plugged it in again (to try and see if it was mounted read-only) but before I checked, I tried to delete something and it worked.  ??? Maybe it just needed a good safely-remove-and-plug-back-in.
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Re: usb stick is read-only?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 12:21:47 pm »
I had that happen once.  For some reason the usb icon on my desktop didn't go away from an earlier use.  I opened the desktop, deleted the icon, and it worked fine thereafter.

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