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USB Read-Only Filesystem

I'm pretty confident in Linux now, but this USB stick is complaining of a read only file system, but I wrote to it in Windows 7 a minute ago, and there was no issues. I've tried all the suggestions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 READ ONLY SYSTEM

i am new with ubuntu and i installed 14.04, but from the first boot i have a read only system. I can't download or copy files and it is very frustating. Please help me guys i searched online but ...
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14.04 TLS Aborting Journal / Remounting filesystem read-only - how to prevent?

Have ~40 VMs under VMWare/ESXi 5.5 with a guest system Ubuntu 14.04 TLS. About once in 3 weeks one VM goes into read only mode. There's a VMware KB ticket here: ...
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I was able to do apt-get update in Ubuntu Touch without enabling RW mode. Is this normal?

I was taking a look at the terminal on Ubuntu Touch, and I was able to use the command sudo apt-get update. Strangelly, I was hoping to see Unable to write to /var/cache/apt and The Package lists or ...
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During a ddrescue, the disk I was writing to was disconnected. Now it is read-only

I'm doing a ddrescue from one external hard drive to another, and I bumped one of the cables and I got the error: ddrescue: Error opening logfile 'logfile' for writing.: Input/output error Fix the ...
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File System turns read only. How to find the problem?

I realized that the file system on my hdd turns read-only randomly. I tried to run a SMART Data & Self-Tests but it fails and reports some uncorrectable sectors. However, the assessment seems to ...
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The mkdir command not allowing to make changes in any of its files

I created a folder in Desktop and created some .asm files in there. Now the folder's owner is "root" and I cant change any of it's file rather than first time. It open files in "Read-Only" Mode!
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Error formatting volume read only volume

When right click on usb and select format from menu I get this error below. Error wiping device: Command-line `wipefs -a "/dev/sdc1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: wipefs: error: /dev/sdc1: ...
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All files and folders becomes “Read only”

All my files and folders shows lock symbol few minutes after I turn on my system and I cannot edit any of these files as it says cannot save: read only file system. However if I restart the system ...
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mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/media/virtualCD’: Read-only file system

I just want to create a simple folder in root directory but I face this message: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/media/virtualCD’: Read-only file system. I appreciate your help in advance.
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USB read-only via graphic UI and writable via CLI

Why I'm unable to write on USB via Files (Nautilus, graphic UI) and I'm able to write on it using CLI? Using Files I'm getting the error: Error while copying to "DEVICENAME". This destination is ...
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USB stuck in read-only cannot do anything

I have a USB that is stuck in read only. I can't format it or delete its partitions. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to fix this. In the fdisk screenshot the size of the partitions and the ...
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I/O Errors (filesystem readonly) after wake with rtcwake

I am trying to schedule the uptime of my server (it's in my bedroom) with rtcwake. The sleeping and waking gives no problems. But after waking the filesystem is set to readonly and I constantly get ...
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Harddrive errors, likely cause?

Today while trying to install a program with wine, the whole system suddenly became read only and pretty much everything stopped working. After reboot things worked, but I found the following errors ...
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how to change MSDOS file system to FAT32 to NTFS using ubuntu

i have a SD card of 2 gb but it only shows 264MB only and it is read-write protected. i can nither read/write to the SD card nither i can format it, so if somebody knows how to solve it ? please ...
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File system goes read-only when using file explorers

I have a problem with my 15.10 system and it goes as follows: When using Nemo or Nautilus (these are the two I've tried) works fine as long as I explore my home directory only. Visiting 'File ...
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Not able to write to pendrive

I have a 2 GB pendrive(FAT16)... I used dd command to make it bootable dd if=archlinux.iso of=/mnt/pd/ But now when I tried to rename some folders in it... it gives an error saying this is ...
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GUI gone after setting drive to mount at boot

Im running Ubuntu 15.04 on an SSD which is low on space so I decided to download my Steam games onto a seporate HDD which has only Steam games. I set the partition of that HDD to autostart in Disk ...
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Cant change permission to write a file [duplicate]

I wanted to modify some files in /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo. As those were read only, I tried to edit its permission. But it is showing that the owner is root and as I am not the owner I cant ...
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How to solve [Errno 30] Read-only file system

I'm new to this forum, and this is my first question: I bought the meizu MX4 ubuntu edition today. I would like to install Ubuntu SDK. I tried to follow this walkthrough: ...
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input/output errors

Hey what goes on everyone? I've been noticing for the last few months that Ubuntu 14.04 is locking up on me, and if I have any applications open (more importantly terminal) if I run a command I get ...
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SD card is writeable after reboot but then stops working

Here is the output of fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdb: 33.6 GB, 33555480576 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 32001 cylinders, total 65538048 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Make feh (image viewer similar to xv) readonly?

I used feh (an image viewer similar to xv) to view an image and then keyboard ">" to view the image rotated and then "q" to quit. feh overwrote the original image with the rotated image! How do I ...
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Read-only mode stuck in gnome-terminal

I have accidentally turned Read-only mode on in gnome-terminal, however due to a slight malfunction with my touchpad, right-clicking on launches another Terminal window so is there any other way of ...
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Hard drive errors - Ubuntu sometimes boots to busybox, then becomes read only

I have a issue with my home media server (OS ubuntu 14.04 LTS), where about 50% of the time I power it up, instead of booting into the os, I see the following: BusyBox v1.21.1 (ubuntu ...
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How to format a read-only CD

I have a CD that has Ubuntu 15.04 and I want it to have Ubuntu 14.04 because Steam is easier to setup, but if I try to format it (this is the picture of the message I'm getting): I have Ubuntu ...
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How to troubleshoot cause of read-only file system errors

I'm running Xubuntu off of a fairly new Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Recently my root file system has been going into read-only mode and I need help troubleshooting it. These are all the errors (and many ...
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Ubuntu Read Write External Harddrive Mac - MountPoint Unclear

This is a very basic thing and I cannot get my Ubuntu on mac book pro to write mac external hard drive. It is read only. I followed the instruction on the website below in parentheses and reached ...
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Force partition to only mount in read only mode

I have my laptop dual booted with Ubuntu 15.04, and I want to make sure that if I click on my Windows partition in nautilus it will only mount in read only mode, to protect my Windows 7 installation. ...
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How do I share “/home” itself and give it write acces instead of readonly via Samba

I can see my /home directory with Windows 7 machine but I can only read it. There's no write permission. I created a user called tw8 with this command: sudo useradd -g users -G lp [nameofnewuser] ...
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Dislocker mounts Bitlocker drive as read-only -is this normal? How can I make it rw?

So I mounted my Bitlocker drive thanks to Dislocker but one thing I noticed is, it's read only. Lol Command I used to mount: mount -o loop dislocker-file /media/mount How can I make it read and ...
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Wirte-proteced USB stick [duplicate]

I have a USB Stick that seems to be write-protected. I already searched and tried a lot of solutions, but they don't work for me. E.g. I tried: hdparm -r0 /dev/sdb but that does not change ...
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An error occurred while mounting, read only [duplicate]

I've been reading a lot of posts, but none of the solutions have helped me. I only have 4-5 days of experience with any *nix systems. The problem is that everytime I boot ubuntu, it says "An error ...
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Removing write protection on udf usb drive

I like many other have this question and can't believe no one has found a way around this. I have a usb drive that is a UDF format and can not format it was given to me by my company and said i may ...
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Reformat USB flash drive marked “Read Only”

I have a 32GB USB 3.0 Flash drive marked "Read Only". It is formatted FAT32. I don't know when it was formatted as such, and I need to reformat it. I've attempted using Windows' Diskpart to mark it ...
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Read-only + ACPI PCC probe failed

For almost a week now, I get the black screens with ACPI PCC probe failed; starting version 219 and Welcome to emergency mode!. I know this was already debated here. But this is not what bothers me ...
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Read-only file system problem in several systems

I was experiencing this problem with ubuntu 12.10, i changed to ubuntu 15.04 and still have the same problem. i formatted the whole Hard drive with NTFS and FTA32, reinstalled ubuntu 15.04 and tested ...
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usb read-only in gui, but works fine from terminal (12.04)

From all that I've read on-line, it appears I have a new twist on the usb-read-only problem. When I first tried a new usb drive, whenever I tried to drag-drop a file into it, I got the error message ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't login : read only file system

I tried to login to Ubuntu 12.04 but each time I get back to the login screen, I've tried (Ctrl+Alt+F1) to try console mode but after giving my login/password the message incorrect login appears, so I ...
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Ubuntu won't detect my RAW USB

It was working before I got a "read-only", "waste-basket not detected" error when trying to delete something. I think this may be because the USB became partially disconnected? Other computers asked ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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Read / Write permissions in /opt directory

I installed Android Studio in my /opt directory without a hitch and have been using it. Recently, though, Android Studio informed me of an update. It won't perform the update, however, because it says ...
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Error creating directory: Read-only file system

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have some data on my drive. The problem is I want to take backup of my important data, but whenever I connect my external HDD and try to copy my data onto it. I get ...
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Boot with /home in readonly

I need to boot (just for once) with my home directory non-writable. Can I do that? /home is on the root fs (which has to remain writable). Thanks.
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automounting in ro mode (or with any options) ntfs partitions fails

It seems that it has been more than a year since this bug has been fixed: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1180663 When can we expect an update in the Ubuntu distros. I spent about half a ...
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Access old NTFS partion to read files [duplicate]

I tried to access my old NTFS partion to read files only that are very important. It told me that it's hibernated and I can read the files only (which would be no problem for me). I searched on the ...
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How can I edit the sudoers file since visudo command doesn't work properly [duplicate]

i tried to edit the etc/sudoers ,while trying to add myself to the sudoers file,but I'm unable to edit it. As I entered the command visudo the following came as output $ visudo visudo: ...
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Can't go past the grub screen

I am going to preface this with the fact that I am extremely new to Ubuntu, so I don't know much. When I start up my computer it takes me to GNU GRUB version 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1 Not knowing ...
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NPM Read-Only File System for User

So I've been a bit of an idiot. I was trying to fix an NPM issue, and ran these two commands: sudo chown -R $USER ~/.npm sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local/lib/node_modules as per this suggestion. ...
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Can I make a read only image read write?

I have seen on this forum that I can't run apt-get on a read only image (I got one of the Ubuntu phones from BQ). Is there any way around this? One of the reasons I wanted an ubuntu phone was to play, ...