I've got one of the few USB Sticks with hardware read only switch (Trekstor). I'd like to use a bootable Linux with it, e.g. to fix problems with Windows PCs without danger of infecting or changing the stick's contents.
However, for installing updates or new software on it in a safe environment, it should be possible to write to the stick when the switch is on write enabled.
I'm not sure how switching form one mode to the other is internally done. Any experience with such a kind of drive and how to configure live-USB in this case?
If restart is required to change the writing mode, this would be ok.