Error copying files to usb drive

Asked by Rohith Kumar on 2013-04-23

$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000abfd3

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 390625279 195311616 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 390627326 976771071 293071873 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 390627328 781250559 195311616 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 781252608 879116287 48931840 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 879118336 976771071 48826368 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 4156 MB, 4156555264 bytes
128 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1022 cylinders, total 8118272 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 62 8110591 4055265 b W95 FAT32
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$ sudo mount -o remount.rw /dev/sdb1
[sudo] password for rohit:
mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /media/rohit/Vinod busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdb1 is already mounted on /media/rohit/Vinod

USB is Vinod

Error message when copying the files

Error while copying to "Vinod".
The destination is read-only.

Kindly help. I can't do it manually by right clicking the drive and changing it to read and write mode

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If your pwd is /media/rohit/Vinod then you will not be able to remount it, also if files are open it will not be remountable.
Have you checked the file system for errors?
When you last unplugged the device, did you use the 'safely remove' feature in the OS?

Thanks

Rohith Kumar (rohithkumar-av) said : #2

I use ubuntu, but the usb is been using with mutiple system having varied OS.

Rohith Kumar (rohithkumar-av) said : #3

I use ubuntu, but the usb is been using with mutiple system having varied OS.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Can be a typo error in the command
instead of
sudo mount -o remount.rw /dev/sdb1
it has to be
sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/sdb1
(comma between remount and rw).

Rohith Kumar (rohithkumar-av) said : #5

It don't work Manfred

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

Sorry, but "It don't work" does not help finding the error.
If there is an error message please provide the full text of that message.

Rohith Kumar (rohithkumar-av) said : #7

It doesn't provide any error message. So when I try to copy paste files to that drive, I get the same error
"Error while copying to "Vinod".
The destination is read-only."

I could copy through terminal, not through gui.. so is the issue

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #8

Try to create your own mount point and mount the USB there.

    mkdir ~/USB-stick
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 ~/USB-stick

Then retry .

Regards
 NikTh

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