General :: Mounting A FAT32 Memory Stick With Wide Permissions?

May 8, 2010

I'd like to plug a USB FAT32 formatted memory stick into my Linux laptop and have it mount automatically as it does now but with wide open permissions. At the moment it opens with files only being readable and writable by the user but I would like other uses to be able to read and to write to files (i.e. I use Apache to serve a site from the stick for development purposes).If it matters I am running Jolicloud on a netbook.

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General :: Automatically Mounting With Wide Open Permissions A FAT Formatted USB Flash Drive?

Feb 18, 2011

I have a netbook running Ubuntu Netbook Edition and I would like a USB flash drive to be automatically mounted whenever I plug it in. The drive is FAT formatted. It mounts when I plug it in but all files are only writable by my user, other users only have read access. I understand that I need to add a corresponding entry to the /etc/fstab file. I've added the following so far:/dev/sdb1 /mnt/USB_DRIVE vfat

Firstly, is that appropriate so far? I've created /mnt/USB_DRIVE as root. Next, I'm not sure what options I should be finishing the line with, especially to get all users to be able to write to the drive.

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Hardware :: Phone And Memory Card Auto Mounting With Write Permissions

Feb 4, 2010

Few weeks ago modified my old mobile phone SE k750i by setting on it w800i firmware. After this my phone isn't really (fully automatically) recognized by Ubuntu (9.10) which is the small problem for me now. Linux recognizes it as a USB device, but doesn't automatically mount it, which is why I have to do that manually and that leads to read only permissions for my user.

Here are the few outputs:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 046d:c222 Logitech, Inc. G15 Keyboard / LCD
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 046d:c221 Logitech, Inc. G15 Keyboard / Keyboard
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0fce:d028 Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c018 Logitech, Inc. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c223 Logitech, Inc. G15 Keyboard / USB Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
dmesg | grep usb .....

I've tried to create a custom udev rule via this thread, by putting the correct information according to lsusb:

SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0fce", ATTRS{idProduct}=="d028", MODE="0660", OWNER="zivs"
and reloading the udev rules, but that didn't help also.

How could I make my Ubuntu mount the /dev/sdb1 (which is my phone's memory card, since manually mounting it, there's all my phone recorded stuff) automatically on Desktop with all read and write permissions when I connect my phone to computer? Phone gets recognized immediately on Win7 OS ... but after the firmware change it's not really recognized by Ubuntu anymore.

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OpenSUSE :: Open Files From Memory Stick The Memory Stick Is Not Available?

Mar 21, 2011

When I start bluej and try to open files from my memory stick the memory stick is not available. Is there any way that I can open files directly in bluej from my memory stick.

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General :: How To Use Memory Stick

Jul 11, 2010

how do i use a memory stick

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Multimedia :: Defrag A FAT32 USB-stick In Ubuntu?

Apr 24, 2010

How to defrag a FAT32 USB-stick in Ubuntu?

When my parents got a new 16:9-television I found, it has a USB-slot to display photos. So I bought a new 2 GB USB-stick for them and copied over some photos. Well it works quite well, if you organize the photos in folders (because a flat list is simply unmaintainable).

I really spent some time to work this out on my laptop. But the next day I showed it to my parents on their TV, the photos came in seemingly random order. Taking a second look the order is not really random, but shuffled once for all time. The television does no sorting at all and shows the photos in the order, the files were added to the directories.

As I understand from the documentation of the TV, defragmentation can not only rewrite files so their contents are in a neat sequence, but also reorganize folders and especially sort the entries. There is just one problem: My last WinXP-PC was already recycled, though I still have the installation-CD.

Now I definitely don't want to install WinXP everytime over Ubuntu, just to do some defragmentation now and then. Moreover I don't want a dual-boot, as it would tempt me, to abandon Ubuntu and switch back to WinXP.

On the other hand, I don't want to bother my friends with this little problem, as far as admitting, there are things I simply cannot do with Ubuntu won't help me persuade them, that Ubuntu is a veritable replacement.

Finally the TV and the stick are at my parents home which is quite a distance away. I imagine bringing more photos on my laptop *TO* them, but not taking the stick with me every-time, just to "repair" it on some WinXP-PC somewhere far away, thereby effectively taking all the other photos away *FROM* them.

Getting more specific:

1. Are there any defragmentation / reorganization / reparation tools to maintain FAT32 under Ubuntu?

2. Has anybody ripped Scandisk+Defrag from WinXP and got it running with wine? Is this save in the way, that it will not damage the FAT32 filesystem?

3. I've installed WinXP in VirtualBox from Sun (not the OSE-version). But so far I could not access any USB device. The menu-entry in virtualbox is simply grayed out.

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Software :: Undeleting Files From USB Stick FAT32

Apr 29, 2010

I accidentally did rm -rf /mnt/usbdisk while my usbdisk was mounted to that location. I then copied a 350mb file to that disk before I realized what I had done.Now I wished to recover some files from there. I tried testdisk which shows some filenames, but none contain useful data after copying them. Or even remotely recognizable data.My question is is it to late? Has copying the 350mb fiel already overwritten the smaller textfiles?Otherwise, is there a better undelet program to use?

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General :: Formatting A USB Memory Stick?

Apr 30, 2010

I have a 4 Gb memory stick which used to have OpenSuse on it but I don't use OpenSuse and wanted to use the stick for something else - for backing up my Mozilla Thunderbird installation. I thought that by re-formatting the stick, using a file obtainable from the HP web site, in connection with installing Linux on a memory stick, that it would leave me with an empty one but it hasn't; there is still a lot of OpenSuse stuff on it. How can I "empty" it so that I can use it to transfer my Ubuntu Thunderbird to another computer which is also running Ubuntu. I was going to open a terminal and type:

sudo cp -avr /home/chris/.thunderbird/ /media/disk

I have already tried this but it didn't appear to work, so is this not the right way to go about it?

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General :: USB Memory Stick Has Doubled In Size - Why Is So?

Nov 24, 2010

I have an OCZ Mini-Kart USB stick which says 2GB on it, and it has been a 2GB stick for the last 3 years. However, I recently put it into a PC running XP (which had no viruses as far as I am aware) and all of the files in the single subdirectory became corrupted and unreadable. All files at the root of the USB stick were fine, and I could still boot from it (I had Puppy linux installed).

I looked to see if the corrupted files in the subdirectory were recoverable, but they were all inaccessible, (with freshly mangled file-names containing multiple copies of the characters '�' and '=' amongst others), and reporting file sizes of up to 1.9GB each. I examined the memory stick with fdisk and with Gparted, and saw that it was reporting two 2GB partitions, which was certainly not the case before, as I had recreated the partition table several times in the past.

I removed all partitions, created a new partition table and recreated a single partition, which is now 4GB in size. I have trashed it and recreated it three times, formatting it with ext3, ext2 and finally FAT32, all of which reported a partition size of 4GB. I currently have a 4GB FAT 32 partition, and have tested it by successfully copying a 3GB .iso file to it.

Although it's nice to have a 4GB memory stick, it does seem rather odd and I no longer trust it with my data.

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General :: Choose Distribution For USB Memory Stick?

Mar 29, 2011

I got an 8 GB USB Memory stick wich I want to use, I dont want to install Linux on my harddrive, I want it portable and on an USB stick.

What I need is a distribution thats big with lots of programs and the Ability to Save files and configurations Directly on the USB Memory stick, and it should be able to run apache, mysql,php and java.

I want the USB memory stick to act like a harddrive so to speak.

Also, I already downloaded and tried Knoppix Live CD, but I cant get knoppix 6.4.4 to work, but an older version worked. But its so small, not so many programs. Is there a way to install lets say a DVD version of a distro to USB and make it work like the live version?

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General :: USB Memory Stick Disappears Randomly?

Jul 16, 2011

I've built a computer based on a Gigabyte GA-H67M-UD2H-B3 motherboard that I intent to use as a home server. It runs headless with a minimal installation of Debian Wheezy on an 8GB Sandisk Cruizer Blade. Everything seems to be working well, most of the problems I had had been dealt with, most of the programs I wanted had been installed and configured, but there's one major problem I've no idea how to solve: on random intervals it seems that the system can no longer see the memory stick.

It could happen 30 minutes after a reboot or ten day later. It could happen while I'm connected using SSH to the server or away. It could happen when it's busy doing something or just idling. I could find no commonality. I've tried a different memory stick (also Cruizer Blade), a different USB port, a more stable OS (Debian Squeeze), none helped. The symptoms: everything already loaded in memory works. The webserver, for example, still accepts connections on port 80. However, nothing can be read from or written to the memory stick, so any webpage on the local server I try to access returns a 404 error. No new SSH connections can be made because sshd can't verify the credentials, existing connections remains active but I'm unable to anything useful with those, as no command can be found. No logs are written, naturally. Removing and reinserting the memory stick had no effect. The only thing I can to is to manually power cycle the computer.

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General :: Windows - Formatting A Memory Stick With Two Partitions?

Apr 18, 2010

I have a 16GB memorystick which used to have a Linux partition. It therefore has two partitions; 2GB FAT32 and 14GB linux boot drive. The linux part stopped working, so I decided to reinstall it. But windows can't see that partition. I tried formatting the whole disk, but I can only format one partition (the FAT32). There seems to be no way to combine the two partitions into one big one, and there seems to be no way for windows to partition the large part of the memorystick to but Linux on it. In the windows partition manager, windows sees the large unused partition, and it let me delete it. But once I have deleted it, I'm not allowed to format it. Also I cannot delete or resize the small partition. I have a memorystick with two partitons. Windows only sees one of them, and won't let me use the other one. I would like to combine the two partitions so I can install Linux on the memory stick again.

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General :: Write *.iso Image Files Onto USB Memory Stick?

Sep 6, 2009

Can you please do me favor and let me know how can I write the *.iso image files onto USB memory sticks as if we burn them into CD and thus making bootable CD to boot from ? Is there any command under Linux for this purpose ?

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Ubuntu :: Converting To FAT32 And Mounting?

Feb 20, 2011

I have a 500GB Hard Drive NTFS format that is full of movies and pictures. I want to convert it to FAT32 and connect to XBOX 360.

I have GMount and have been doing test with a smaller 4GB flash drive. The drive was NTFS I was able to format it to a FAT32 no problem. Was not able to mount it in ubuntu so that I could actually add files to it . Ubuntu knows that the 4GB is their but will not let me open or mount it.

So can you change a hard drive to a FAT32 and still write to it from in Ubuntu if so how?

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Networking :: Mounting Permissions Error / Mounting A Windows Host?

May 28, 2009

I am having permissions errors every time I try to mount a windows host. I have a linux server and all the windows computers can see that computer and its files, but we wanted to start backing up the linux machine to one of our other computers. so I tried to mount one of the computers. here is the sequence of events:

$mount -t cifs //$ /mnt/Anita-comp
password: (I have no password so I left it blank)
Mount error (13): Permission Denied
I tried all sorts of passwords we use around the office and none of them worked.

I then decided to try mounting one of our other computers. this one looked like it worked fine. no error messages at all. (I left password blank) so I look in my filesystem and the mounted drive is not in the /mnt/Anita-comp file. What gives?

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Ubuntu :: Unison Sync To Fat32 Permissions?

Apr 3, 2010

My system consists of a laptop running Ubuntu 9.10, a network drive (Samba share formatted fat32 the only option) and a desktop PC running Windows XP. For several weeks have been trying to set-up Unison to synchronise files between my laptop and a network drive with only limited success. I mount the network drive locally with:

sudo mount -t cifs //netdrive/store /home/gm/NAS -o guest,rw,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=07 77.

Then in Unison (graphical interface),

root 1 is: /home/gm/Shared_Docs
root 2 is: /home/gm/NAS/HomeBackup/Shared_Docs_Backup

After clicking the �OK� button, Unison searches for changes files and I click �Go�.

An error is then produced, a sample of which would be:

�Error in renaming /home/gm/NAS/HomeBackup/Shared_Docs_Backup/.unison.Our-inv.xlsx.f3e8034159989f9de7081f9154319a2b.unison.t mp to /home/gm/NAS/HomeBackup/Shared_Docs_Backup/Our-inv.xlsx:
Input/output error [rename(/home/gm/NAS/HomeBackup/Shared_Docs_Backup/.unison.Our-inv.xlsx.f3e8034159989f9de7081f9154319a2b.unison.t mp)]�

If all files in the destination directory (root 2) are first deleted, all files are copied correctly without errors so, I think the problem may be caused by permissions where Unison is unable to overwrite the original file. I know formatting the network drive fat32 is probably making the matter worse, unfortunately I have no alternative.

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General :: How To Automatically Show USB Camera Or Memory Stick Contents In Icewm?

Mar 12, 2011

I normally use a very lightweight Linux setup. No desktop like Gnome or KDE, just Icewm as the windows manager and nothing else that normal users might consider essential. Well, I do need a file manager - I use Thunar.

Recently I've been trying Gnome. Whenever I shove a memory stick into a USB port, or connect my digital camera, it can automatically pop up a file manager showing all the goodies on that device. KDE does this too. I like this. Although quick at the command line, I like not having to go sudo to mount the device and all that.

If I want to stick with a lightweight setup using Icewm+Thunar, is there something non-huge I can install to make external devices fire up a Thunar window, or otherwise make access to the contents brainlessly easy?

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Jan 8, 2011

Howto install busybox with Gnome on a USB memory stick and make it bootable?


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General :: Transferring Photos From Mobile To Memory Stick And Whole Folder Disappeared?

Dec 27, 2010

I'm not familiar with Linux and I do not understand technical wording at all. I was given this laptop as a favour and it is an ex-work Dell Latitude. I was given this to help me as a replacement when my Compaq working with Windows Vista stopped working. I do not understand the way Linux works much. I managed to upload photos before from my Ericsson K850i to my memory stick but this time when I tried it kept telling me that the path was invalid and such things which I did not understand. I created a folder for 2011 photos ready to go next year but the mouse pad is hard to control and even though I did nothing the 2010 folder went into the 2011. Sorry if I am not being very clear.

All I want to know is where did my whole years worth of digital photos go from my memory stick as I didn't delete anything. Would someone please help me understand all the different extensions or tell me what I need to do to try and retrieve them. I would be so grateful. I was nearly crying when it happened as when you right click in Linux there is no Undo/Redo button.

I have searched the board and I did see some other questions but I don't think they will help in this instance so I have started one. I hope I can get my photos back and also hope to hear from someone soon.

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General :: Automatically Set Write Permissions On Mounting A Usb Drive?

Aug 15, 2010

When I mount an external usb drive on linux (CentOs4), the permissions are by default set to read-only. Since there are multiple users on the computer who need to use the external drive, I want everybody to have rw permission for the entire drive. I also want them to be able to mount the drive if the computer has accidentially been shut down. They can use sudo mount to mount the drive, but this will only give them read permission, and I obviously don't want to allow sudo chmod.

Is there a default setting that I can change so that every new external usb disk automatically gets rw permissions?

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General :: Mounting Ext2 Partition With Write Permissions?

Oct 25, 2009

I need to mount my ext2 partition with write permissions for an average user. Right now, I can only write to the volume using sudo or the root account.



# Filesystem: Mountpoint: Type: Options: Dump: FSCK:
/dev/sda1 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/sda5 swap swap defaults 0 0


can't add the options uid=500,gid=500 to the ext2 volume because it says "bad option" I have 1 question. If you have a volume listed in /etc/fstab, and you try to mount it with different options than the ones listed in fstab, will it mount with the new options, or the fstab options?(e.x. if I try to mount /dev/sda6 with: mount-o auto,user,exec,rw,async. Will it mount with async or sync?)

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Dec 19, 2009

I have recovered a whole dying hard drive using the command ddrescue, only 8192 byte out of 4.3 gigabyte are unreadable.I have used the command (gnu) ddrescue /dev/sdb DiskImage.img..But unfortunatly this way i have a full-disk image that is not mountable... ( or at least i don't know how to mount it ), and the disk doesn't seem to work anymore that good... ( crack crack crack... ).To see the partitions inside the "big" file, i have used fdisk -l, and damn there is only one partition, but how can i mount the content???

I know i could use photorec foremost or similar software, but since the disc image is almost perfect, i would be able to preserve file names, paths and dates...The last idea would be to mount it as a full-drive image with Virtualbox... But transferring data would be quite annoying.

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Nov 9, 2010

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Unmount USB Memory Stick In KDE

Nov 17, 2010

Now i see that i can't unmount (Safely remove device) any USB Memory Stick. If i try to unmount it in KDE, i always get error about one or more files are in use.

But if i execute "umount" in terminal, then it unmount without any problem.

OpenSUSE 11.3 64bits
KDE 4.4.4 Release 3

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Jun 9, 2010

I have a USB modem which I used when I had Windows, this device is not compatible in any way with my Ubuntu installation. I was wondering if - rather than throw this in the trash - is it possible to reformat and use it as a USB Memory stick. Properties show it as having 23+ Gb of storage.

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Jan 15, 2011

When I try to format my memory stick (using disk manager) , i get a error message saying "device busy", how can I stop the memory stick so I can format it?

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Apr 19, 2010

I by an memory stick with 16Gb memory. I want to make it bootable. Because I am beginner in using linux, I need an software from which I can made bootable the stick.

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Jun 30, 2010

I have tried to install F13 on an 8 GB USB memory stick (flash drive, thumb drive) but have had limited success. I used the Live USB Creator method as suggested in the Fedora web site and although I ended up with a bootable USB memory stick, I was unable to save any changes even though I allowed a 2GB persistent overlay.

I then tried to do it using Unetbootin and again got a bootable memory stick but again was unable to save any changes. Could someone explain what I might be doing wrong or is it just not possible to make a bootable memory stick with F12 that will save any changes?

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Sep 5, 2011

I just got a Sony DCR-DVD108. It uses a mini dvd and a memory stick pro duo. It was a gift, and it's the first time through the rodeo for me using this set up. I can get the card recognized when I plug it in using a card reader. I want to record video, and that's where I run into problems. When I insert it, I get something saying that I have still photos, and Shotwell is the default photo software. That would be OK if I had still photos, but like I said, I'm going for video with this set up. I have VLC, but when I tell VLC to "open capture device" under "Media" it gives me a dialog box with (I think) Linux 2 as the capture method (this is going to get a little fuzzy as I have no idea what it's looking for here) and a couple of blanks that need filled in. I may be going about this bass-ackwards, in fact I probably am, but like I said, this is the first time I've messed with a memory stick pro duo. I guess since it's Sony they want me to go out and buy a Play Station to get this to work. I don't think I want to go there. I might be barking up the wrong forest with VLC, but Wikipedia says it will play it.

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Feb 16, 2010

I have just installed opensuse for the first time. I have plugged in a USB memory stick but it does not register anywhere (eg Dolphin does not pick it up). how I can access the files on my USB stick?

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