I'm having problem with an external USB hard drive (FAT32). Seems impossible to write, delete etc files, I get error messages saying it is a read only file system. When I try to solve the problem using the
chown commands it hangs, and anyway till the point it hangs it gives many (MANY) messages saying
"cannot change.... read-only filesystem"
Needless to say i m the (literal) owner of the drive and i have no idea how this could be considered a read-only drive, never been my intention. And formatting is not an option, the thing is loaded with stuff that's very valuable (for me).
that's what I get when I type the
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro) proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw) none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw) none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw) udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620) tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755) none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880) none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev) binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev) gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/woodpecker/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=woodpecker) /dev/sdc1 on /media/musica type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks) /dev/sdd1 on /media/USB-HDD type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks)
From time to time I get the same problem with flash disks, but then after unmounting and remounting some times I get it solved. Another external USB drive that is almost constantly connected has never had any problem whatsoever...
I understand many people have similar problems but I haven't been able to find any solution that works for me anywhere on the Internet :(