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gwt

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[SOLVED] Can't copy files from USB stick
« on: May 22, 2007, 04:01:28 pm »
For some reason, I'm prevented from copying files from my USB stick on to my desktop (or any other folder).  It will mount and read the files, and it will let me copy a file from my desktop to the USB stick, but not vice-versa.

Is it because I don't have permission to do so?  If so, how do I gain access?

Or is it another issue?

Thanks
« Last Edit: May 23, 2007, 06:05:51 pm by JohnB316 »

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Re: Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 04:48:46 pm »
Please post the output of "ls -la" on the folders
on the USB stick.

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Re: Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 05:47:50 pm »
I'm not sure what you mean.       ???

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Re: Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 06:40:11 pm »
Open a terminal window su and enter root password.

Then use "cd /mnt/pendrive" do not use quotes then
issue the command "ls -la" again no quotes.

Please post the output (results) here.

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Re: Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 07:04:35 pm »
We need more info to help:

1- Which version of VL.
2- Is the USB drive mounted automatically?
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Re: Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 12:29:28 pm »
Yeah. Type 'mount', and what comes up?
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Re: Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 04:53:50 pm »
Ooops, I know what's wrong.   ;D 

It's USB stick since my other stick that I brought home from work will copy & paste both ways.  I hadn't entirely removed the U3 software from the SanDisk drive I was using.  Now it's works.

I appreciate all the help.  Thank you.

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Re: [SOLVED] Can't copy files from USB stick
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 06:51:27 pm »
Damn! I so hate those U3 pendrives... >:(
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