Cannot write to a usb drive. I need elevated privileges!

I am a Linux noobe and cannot write to a usb drive. I says that I need elevated privileges!

Please help. I am very distressed if Linux cannot write to a usb.I shouldn't need elevated privileges. If I so, how do I get them??


Hi Sheldon, welcome to community,
Some things you can try:

  1. Connect the drive to another port. Same issue?
  2. Connect another usb. Same issue?
  3. Format the usb in far32 or ext4. Same?
  4. Try to run an Ubuntu live session. Same?
    Lets get a chance to investigate more about it.

does it just mean that you need to put your password in or something else