Every USB stick I plug in is read-only and I cannot copy files to it.
Here's what I've tried so far.
- I've formatted each one to either FAT32 or NTFS, quick and detailed format in Disks and GParted.
- I've used GParted to format the stick and recreate the msdos partition table layout. The device mounts fine, but won't copy files
- I've tried using other USBs that already have files.
- I've tried to unmount, remount:
sudo chmod 777 /media/USER/USB_LABEL and sudo mount -o remount,rw '/media/gaj/Working'
- I've changed permissions on all my media.
- There are no panic messages when plugging in the USB:
dmesg | grep -i panic
- These are the dmesg log messages after plugging in and trying to copy to USB (Kingston is the brand):
[ 4596.836206] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access Kingston DT 101 G2 PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS [ 4596.836620] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 [ 4598.105667] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 15646720 512-byte logical blocks: (8.01 GB/7.46 GiB) [ 4598.107900] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off [ 4598.107903] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00 [ 4598.110120] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 4598.110123] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 4598.140729] sdb: sdb1 [ 4598.146626] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk [ 4598.372004] FAT-fs (sdb1): Volume was not properly unmounted. Some data may be corrupt. Please run fsck.
- I run fsck on my USB device
/dev/sdb1, which finds some "dirt" and fixes it, but again nothing changes.
Can anyone help me before I smash my computer into pieces and move to Fedora?