View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS image on USB flash drive, it is now read-only.

July 8th, 2010, 06:09 PM

I wanted to test Ubuntu Desktop using my USB flash drive because I currently have no CD-Rs. I followed the instructions for Mac on the download site and everything appeared to be correct.
When I rebooted, not only it didn't work (not really important; I was meaning to buy CD-Rs today anyway) but I found that my flash drive with all the Ubuntu files inside is now read-only.
I clicked Get Info, but it just says "read only" at the bottom, with no option to change. I need help to make it writable again, as it's the only flash drive I own and I frequently use it.

Thanks in advance.

July 9th, 2010, 12:00 PM
Reformat the flash drive on another computer. It worked for me.