To copy an iso to a USB drive, see install/usb


Read only USB:

sudo -i
df -Th
umount /media/patrick/KINGSTON
dosfsck -a /dev/sdc1


To list usb devices on a system:


To find which /dev/ they are on, run the Gnome Disks application :(


From How to edit label of USB drive?

For FAT and FAT32 devices:

sudo apt-get install mtools

Mount the drive and then:

# find out the device location of you pen drive.
# Find the line which goes like ``/dev/sdc1 on /media/disk...``
# This means the device ``sdc1`` - the drive mounted on ``/media/disk``.

# unmount the device.
sudo umount /media/disk

# label the device
sudo mlabel -i /dev/sdc1 ::<new_label>

If you get a message like:

Total number of sectors (7831520) not a multiple of sectors per track (63)!

You can easily ignore the check by running this command:

echo mtools_skip_check=1 >> ~/.mtoolsrc

Try again and it should work.