Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245778
cannot write to a usb stick
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:51:08 EST
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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime with this one usb device.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in the use stick
2. Try to create a file on the device.
Permission denied error
File is created
*** Bug 245771 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.