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Re: USB drive mounted Read-only; what to do ?



On Fri 19 Dec 2014 at 12:13:59 +0100, Frédéric Marchal wrote:

> 2014-12-19 11:55 GMT+01:00 Renaud  OLGIATI <renaud@olgiati-in-paraguay.org>:
> > On Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:44 +0100
> > Stephan Seitz <stse+debian@fsing.rootsland.net> wrote:
> >
> >> The output of dmesg may give more information.
> >
> > # dmesg
> > [916394.028162] sd 30:0:0:0: [sdi] Write Protect is on
> >
> > The drive does not have a HW write-protection switch. Where does this Write Protect come from, how can one get rid of it ?
> 
> A google search reveals it is a common problem that should be fixed with
> 
> sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdi

That's worth trying, Being pessimistic, a search with "usb write protect
is on linux" also indicates that the stick is damaged in some way. 


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