A little knowledge

So I removed a USB stick while it was still writing changes to the stick, it ended up breaking the FAT table. When I re added the stick it was read only (ro) :-(

Of course I tried a fsck which showed up the errors on the stick but would not fix it because it was Read Only...

So on my ubuntu 9.04 I installed GParted, right clicked on the drive and selected "Check", it ran the check after telling me it was going to unmount it for me. Next time I removed and added the drive it was working perfectly again.

While I knew a little it would have been nicer if the linux mount software (I think its Udev) had realised there was a problem an offered to fix it for me... It knew enough to log the problem.

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