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USB drive files set to read-only?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:35 pm

Can't confirm quite yet as it needs more testing but on the new install the files on it the USB drive that I have are set to be read only.

I somehow managed to open one so I could save it, however when trying to open it back in my main system it complained about being read only. Root file manager, permissions, no workie.

I then saw using root that there was a lock file there. Removed the file, things opened normally.


Again, I don't know exactly what and how, but I DO remember when installing things the same way for this current main it never complained about things like this. Files opened and allowed to be saved over without a hitch. I followed the exact same procedure as I did the new one (I know this since I have an install file that I follow to the letter ;) ) so I wonder.. did something change.. or did I miss anything.. I don't know.

Figured I'd report and see if others have the same thing happening.
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Re: USB drive files set to read-only?

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Post by joany » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:48 pm

Is the partition in question on the USB drive formatted NTFS? If so, you will have to make sure the partition is mounted as type ntfs-3g and not type ntfs. I had that problem initially with MX-14, and fixed it by running Disk Manager and changing the type field to ntfs-3g. I might have had to reboot (I don't remember).
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Re: USB drive files set to read-only?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:06 am

Oh that could very well be, yes, how do I find out how it is formatted now? Duh.. start disk manager.

It is set as ntfs already (NOT ntfs-3g), so that cannot be it.

And, something I wonder.. why did this not creep up in the MX14 final?
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Re: USB drive files set to read-only?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:11 am

Decided to reinstall.. and lo and behold, on this new install indeed they are ntfs-3g.

I got confuzzled earlier.

So, on the working main they are ntfs, no issues. On the new install ntfs-3g.

Going to fiddle some more :smile:



Edit: apparently it is fixed.. I have NO idea what I changed or did, but at least things are working normal now ;) :)
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Re: USB drive files set to read-only?

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Post by joany » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:36 am

I believe this is a glitch with both MX-14 and MX-14.1, although as you found out, it doesn't always occur. BTW, you didn't have to reinstall MX-14 in order to reset the partition type from ntfs to ntfs-3g. This setting can be changed with Disk Manager, which rewrites /etc/fstab when you save the settings. But you probably have to reboot after making the change to /etc/fstab so that it takes effect.
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Re: USB drive files set to read-only?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:44 am

Well I edited the settings but they never changed, so I don't know if that is a bug or not.

I did not reinstall because of that. I reinstalled because I wanted to.. it is fast anyway ;)
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