#4407 NORM Never A: Journal won't read a read-only USB key

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Tue Oct 23 07:11:53 EDT 2007

#4407: Journal won't read a read-only USB key
 Reporter:  gnu               |       Owner:  tomeu                            
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new                              
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Never Assigned                   
Component:  journal-activity  |     Version:  Development build as of this date
 Keywords:                    |    Verified:  0                                
 B4, 611, Q2D01.

 I plugged in a CompUSA 2GB USB stick (with a read-write switch) into the
 XO, containing a single file, "!SimCity.xo".  The switch was set to the
 read-only position (due to bug #4406 which scribbled on the key the
 previous time I used it).

 The Journal doesn't show the USB logo at the bottom of the screen.  There
 appears to be no way to examine a read-only USB stick from the GUI.

 In the dev console, "mount" shows
  /dev/sda1 on /media/COMPUSA type vfat

 Surely it should be possible to examine read-only media -- particularly
 given bug #4406 which leaves trash on read-write media.

Ticket URL: <https://dev.laptop.org/ticket/4407>
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