VectorLinux

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Visit our home page for VL info. For support and documentation, visit the Vector Linux Knowledge Center or search the Knowledge Center and this Forum using the search box above.

Author Topic: usb stick is read-only?  (Read 1062 times)

Daniel

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 704
    • TuxToys - Packages for VectorLinux 6.0
usb stick is read-only?
« on: October 30, 2009, 07:14:47 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?
Logged
The following sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.

VL 6.0 SOHO KDE-Classic on 2.3 Ghz Dual-core AMD with 3 Gigs of RAM

M0E-lnx

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 3217
Re: usb stick is read-only?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 10:36:18 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

Daniel

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 704
    • TuxToys - Packages for VectorLinux 6.0
Re: usb stick is read-only?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 11:56:26 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.
Logged
The following sentence is true. The previous sentence is false.

VL 6.0 SOHO KDE-Classic on 2.3 Ghz Dual-core AMD with 3 Gigs of RAM

sledgehammer

  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 1459
Re: usb stick is read-only?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 01:21:47 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.

John
Logged
VL7.0 xfce4 Samsung RF511