Bug 245778 - cannot write to a usb stick
Summary: cannot write to a usb stick
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-volume-manager   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 245771 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-06-26 17:35 UTC by Cameron Meadors
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-27 14:32:48 UTC
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Description Cameron Meadors 2007-06-26 17:35:22 UTC
Description of problem:

When I insert a Lexar JumpDrive, it is mounted, but I cannot write to it as the
logged in user.  Root is able to write to it.  I appears that the ownership is
not set correctly when mounted.  I have other usb media that works fine (I can
write to them).

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How reproducible:

Everytime with this one usb device.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Plug in the use stick
2.  Try to create a file on the device.
Actual results:

Permission denied error

Expected results:

File is created

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2007-06-27 03:57:25 UTC
*** Bug 245771 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Cameron Meadors 2007-06-27 14:32:48 UTC
This turns out to be user error completely.  The files on the usb stick were not
owned by me.  I was expecting to have ownership squashed with mount options as
happens when the filesystem in vfat.  This one however was ext2.  I guess this
just highlights the need for better user (non-root) tools for removable media.

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