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copy directories to USB flash drive

asked 2015-10-17 16:54:16 -0500

wolfv gravatar image

updated 2015-10-17 18:13:11 -0500

Where are the instructions for copying directories to a USB flash drive? Would the instructions from Ubuntu work?

I tried using Gnome Files and command line, but neither one to work. Which is easier for copying directories to USB flash drive?

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I am using Fedora 22 with Gnome 3.

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answered 2015-10-18 03:13:09 -0500

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updated 2015-10-18 13:53:30 -0500

Gnome Files on fedora22 can not copy files to a USB drive and gets error message "The destination is read-only" This is a know issue

Use the command line to copy files to USB drive, the following procdure worked on my fedora 22:

list mounted file systems

$ mount
/dev/sdb1 on /run/media/wolfv/4522C7BB62E9CDA9 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)

the USB drive name "/dev/sdb1" is at end of mount listing

unmount the USB drive

$ umount /dev/sdb1

create a new mount point for the USB drive

$ sudo mkdir /mnt/USB1

mount the USB drive at the new mount point

$ sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/USB1

copy the directories to the mount point

$ cp -r /home/wolfv/Pictures/ralph_downloads /mnt/USB1

remember to unmount

$ sudo umount /dev/sdb1
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If you need to use Gnome and don't want to use a CLI for this, you can install Thunar, the Xfce file manager. I know that it copies directories to USB drives because I just tested it.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-10-18 18:00:35 -0500 )edit

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