Saturday, April 4, 2015

Copying files via the terminal gets around "read only" error from USB in Ubuntu

This was very weird. I was recently trying to get files off an old laptop that had suffered a fall. The internet connection was not working. Bluetooth was not working. And it looked like an old USB I found, which I erased and reformatted multiple times, wasn't working either. When I tried pasting files into the drive via the GUI, I got the following error (yes I know how to take screenshots, but remember that whether or not I could get files off this computer was an open question):

And yet, copying into /media/[drive name] via the terminal worked, although it was slow:

[shakes head]

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