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Thread: Live-flash mount r/w

  1. #1
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    Live-flash mount r/w

    I am working on a flash drive based off of the Feisty live-cd. It boots off of GRUB and for the most part everything works beautifully.

    By default the flash drive fstype (FAT16) is automatically detected and the drive is mounted to /cdrom as read-only. I need to be able to access this partition as read/write, and I'm not sure which files I need to edit to make this happen.

    What's really strange is that when running the OS (from both the CD and my flash drive) there is no listing for /cdrom in the mount table! This prevents me from doing a

    mount -t vfat -o remount,rw /dev/sdxx /cdrom

    I'm at my wits end trying to solve this, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Xander

  2. #2
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    Re: Live-flash mount r/w

    Okay! So I figured it out, in case anyone is curious, even though I didn't get any replies.

    If you are using the Feisty live-CD to make a live-flash and you want that flash drive to be read/write, do the following.

    `fdisk -l` and find out what device/partition your flash drive is, e.g. /dev/sdd1

    `sudo nano /etc/mtab' and add the following line at the bottom:

    /dev/sdd1 /cdrom vfat ro 0 0

    This is descriptive of what it's currently doing, mounting the flash drive read-only into /cdrom as type vfat. Then run:

    `sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,remount /dev/sdd1 /cdrom`

    and BOOM! you have r/w access.

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