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so I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop and currently have it mounted on a flash drive. When I select the "Install Ubuntu" program, it fails saying that my hard drive is read-only. How do I make it so that it is not read-only from inside Ubuntu? Also, I am a complete noob with Ubuntu so I have to be guided step by step. Thank you!

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closed as off-topic by Luis Alvarado Jul 4 '13 at 5:57

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The problem turned out to be that my hard drive was broken. I got a new one and it is fine. Problem solved.

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Open up terminal and install this package:

    sudo apt-get install ntfs-config

Then, under the GNOME Menu (in the top left, look through the second sub menu from the bottom) click NTFS-3G and set this up.

Take a look at this for reference:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions?action=show&redirect=MountingWindowsPartitions%2FThirdPartyNTFS3G

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Actually, it turns out it was a broken hard drive. Thanks for the help anyways. I got a new one and it installs fine. – Dennis Jul 4 '13 at 1:43

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