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Thread: Can't copy on USB disk, it is read only

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Can't change permissions of usb drive

    Removable disk inserted in Laptop with ubuntu 9.10 is shown on the desktop but is read only. I cant copy any files on it and i cant change permissions of it. PLS help
    Last edited by gpetrov; November 6th, 2009 at 02:35 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Edinburgh, UK

    Re: Can't copy on USB disk, it is read only

    Try running this:
    sudo chmod -R 777 /media/<drive name>
    Where drive name is the name of the USB drive, that'll enable everybody to be able to read and write from it.


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