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Trying to plug it in, and here is the error: Unable to mount My Passport Error creating mount point `/media/jianyue/My Passport': Read-only file system

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Check to make sure that '/media/jianyue' exists. I assume that jianyue is your username. Ubuntu seems to have a bug in that they now want to mount these removable drives in /media/'username' but it does not automatically create it...

So, I think this should work for anyone for their own user account:

$ sudo mkdir /media/$USER
$ sudo chown $USER.$USER /media/$USER

You would need to have administration privileges to be able to do execute these commands. You should end up with the directory /media/jianyue created and owned by jianyue.

Good Luck!

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Thank you for your reply. I have tried the commands. It works, after I have placed " sudo chown $USER.$USER /media/$USER" I wonder what it does. – owl Nov 5 '12 at 9:32

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