USB flash drive become read-only

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Mon Nov 12 01:26:04 UTC 2007

Simon Slater wrote:
> G'day all,
> 	A quick question about a USB stick that is used between FC6, F7 and
> Win98 boxes. In the last week it has become read-only.  I can't change
> permissions as root.  Any file or directory on it that is selected also
> is tagged with a lock icon and is read-only.  How can it be changed to
> read-write?
Dumb question - is it read-only in Windows too? If so, does it have
a little switch hidden away somewhere that makes the drive
read-only? What does /var/log/messages how when you plug it in?


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