Re: SanDisk USB stick problem
On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 08:29:47AM -0700, Fred wrote:
> I bought a SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB stick. The fine print on the package
> says it has SecureAccess software. It is so secure it prevents me from
> writing to it without running the included Bill Gates cancerous, virus
> infested, scourge of the Earth software.a
> fred@ragnok:/media/usb0$ ls -l
> total 8416
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 16384 Jul 9 2018 SanDiskSecureAccess
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8600360 Nov 4 2016 SanDiskSecureAccessV3.01_win.exe
what does dmesg say when you plug this in?
I assume it will be just added as mass storage.
> root@ragnok:/home/fred# chown fred /media/usb0
> chown: changing ownership of '/media/usb0': Operation not permitted
sudo chown fred /media/usb0
Would that work better?
> Attempts to add write permission are also denied.
again since root owns this. Did you use sudo or tried from
the root account?
> Is there any way to disable or remove the SecureAccess software?
rm -rf /media/usb0/SanDiskSecureAccess
again it's owned by root, so use sudo.
> Best regards,
Henning Follmann | email@example.com