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    Default Can't write to SD card in Nautilus

    I have a microsd card which I can write to from the terminal (cp, mkdir) and save files to from editors (nano, gedit), but when I try to drop files or create directories in Nautilus, it tells me it's read-only, "Error while copying to "8GB MICROSD". The destination is read-only." I can remove files and directories in Nautilus, but nothing can be added.

    It mounts automagically, and I have ownership of the mount point,

    Code:
    tipper@linux-96kp:~/Desktop> ls -l /media
    total 8
    drwx------ 4 tipper users 4096 Dec 31  1969 8GB MICROSD
    Note the date. It's formatted vfat. I erased the existing partition table and created a new one with fdisk, and formatted it with mkfs.vfat. Anyone know why Nautilus wouldn't like this card?

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    Default Re: Can't write to SD card in Nautilus

    On 2012-03-11 02:46, chief sealth wrote:
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    > I have a microsd card which I can write to from the terminal (cp, mkdir)


    And when you write from the terminal you are writing to
    /media/MICROSD/something, same as from nautilus?

    > Anyone know why Nautilus wouldn't like this card?


    No...

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    Default Re: Can't write to SD card in Nautilus

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-03-11 02:46, chief sealth wrote:
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    > I have a microsd card which I can write to from the terminal (cp, mkdir)


    And when you write from the terminal you are writing to
    /media/MICROSD/something, same as from nautilus?
    [color=blue]
    Yes, the terminal is open in SD file system,

    Code:
    tipper@linux-96kp:/media/8GB MICROSD> mkdir test
    tipper@linux-96kp:/media/8GB MICROSD> cp ~/Documents/desc test
    tipper@linux-96kp:/media/8GB MICROSD> hwinfo > test/info.txt
    tipper@linux-96kp:/media/8GB MICROSD> /usr/sbin/hwinfo > test/info.txt
    tipper@linux-96kp:/media/8GB MICROSD> cd test
    tipper@linux-96kp:/media/8GB MICROSD/test> ls -l
    total 304
    -rw-r--r-- 1 tipper users    707 Mar 10 18:23 desc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 tipper users 305800 Mar 10 18:26 info.txt
    tipper@linux-36sp:/media/8GB MICROSD/test>

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    Default Re: Can't write to SD card in Nautilus

    Looks like there was something wrong with the connector. Another card won't even auto-mount with it. Tried a different one and it works fine. I'm curious why it would be an issue and not the shell.

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    Default Re: Can't write to SD card in Nautilus

    On 2012-03-11 15:26, chief sealth wrote:
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    > Looks like there was something wrong with the connector. Another card
    > won't even auto-mount with it. Tried a different one and it works fine.
    > I'm curious why it would be an issue and not the shell.


    It is weird, yes. Probably the logic affecting Nautilus does some extra
    checking and refuses to continue. No idea what.

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