Friday, February 12, 2010

USB Flash Drive Read-Only in GNU/Linux

One reason your USB Flash Drive may be showing up as read-only in GNU/Linux is it may have been removed from a Windows PC without first choosing "Safely Remove Hardware." If this is the cause, simply put it into a Windows PC, then choose "Safely Remove Hardware," then remove and use in GNU/Linux.

It may also work to run a filesystem check in Linux using something like fsck or Gparted.

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