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Re: SanDisk USB stick problem

On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 08:29:47AM -0700, Fred wrote:
> Hello,
> 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

Calm down!

> 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
> fred@ragnok:/media/usb0$

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
rm /media/usb0/SanDiskSecureAccessV3.01_win.exe

again it's owned by root, so use sudo.

> Best regards,
> Fred


Henning Follmann           | hfollmann@itcfollmann.com

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