I updated my whole system and now the drives seem to work except 1 of them. Its a 8G Flash drive and even when on root, I can’t edit the permissions. It says that I’m the owner(root) but when I press OK to save, it goes back to what it was. Even if root is “supposed” to be allowed to read & write(from what the permissions tab says), I cant make folders. What is the problem?
EDIT: Also, I can’t unmount any drive even in root.
Check if you have an entry in /etc/fstab for any of your removable drives. If you have, erase or comment them out.
Note that none of your removables should be listed in fstab. They are configured and mounted as needed by HAL/udev/whatever, and shown in /etc/mtab, which is a kind of “at the moment” fstab. There you can see what permissions are set for all devices. If, for example one is set for ro (read only), even root won’t be allowed to write on it.
Guys! I found the problem, but I don’t know how to solve it! It’s my OS the problem because I have another computer running the same OS as me(openSUSE 11) and it has no problems with the drives! On my computer, I inserted a disk, it got recognized so I went to the partitioner and went to the yast partition and clicked my flash drive and went to the settings(Edit) and I can’t change the fstab options! On the other computer, everything works fine. I can’t access any of the fstab options on any flash drive(hard drive works fine) on my computer! How can I solve this?
The mtab you posted shows no reference to your pendrive. Again, any removable drive will NOT show in your fstab (unless you specifically edit it by hand, of course). You have to plug your pendrive and then see what happens in mtab. If nothing, it probably means that your pendrive is not being detected by udev.
Might it be something related to your PD large size? I’m running a system very much like yours (Asus M2N-MX SE Plus, Athlon X2 5000, onboard nvidia graphics), but kernel is 126.96.36.199-0.1-default. A kernel update may help.