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I accidentally made my system read only. After a quick Google search I know this can be fixed by remounting the drive using sudo mount " ".

The problem is I already restarted my system thinking that would be some sort of noob fix... I am currently on a live CD since my laptop wont boot at all. The problem is the live CD does not see my laptops hard drive. How can I mount whats not their... I tried gparted but the program does not see a built in hard drive. If I trying reinstalling Ubuntu (which is not a problem since I back up everything) it says I have no hard drive?!

If it helps I am on a Toshiba and I have what Ubuntu recommends for partitions when you don't customize them on install.

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I tried just now to use a fedora live CD for S&Giggles with no luck. The fedora CD says "can not install Fedora due to no write read/write access on disk" – dan Jan 10 '12 at 2:46
try to install windows if it says the same problem again i think may be the HDD fault. – VENKI Jan 10 '12 at 2:57
ok, do that now. – dan Jan 10 '12 at 3:05
Is there no way to fix this inside of linux? – dan Jan 10 '12 at 3:05
I just checked using windows. it does not list a disc. – dan Jan 10 '12 at 3:32
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If gparted doesn't see your hard drive, it's likely it's dead. Sorry. Either that or unplugged. :D

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