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How to link to a read only file system

I mounted my DVD drive and now wanted to create a symlink within a samba share to direct to the DVD drive's mount point. This failed because of the DVD drive being mounted as read-only. Is there a way ...
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How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

I have searched google, I've searched this website, I've searched using various terms, phrases, using quotes and without quotes and I cannot find the answer to this seemingly easy thing to do. How do ...
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USB Hard Drives being only Read-Only?

I have finally gotten my Hard drive to be formatted in FAT32 but now, when ever I try to move a file onto it, it says: "The destination is read-only." I have been looking through it in GParted and ...
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None of my applications are opening

So recently my computer has stopped opening applications such as google chrome, Firefox, gparted or anything really. I haven't done anything different and the only thing that has changed recently is ...
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How can I mount a flash drive as read only?

I have a flash drive mounted in /media and I would like to know how to restrict access to this device and mount it as read only?
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How to Fix “Read-only file system” error when I run something as sudo and try to make a folder/file?

When I try to save something or rename a file/folder it say this error " Read-only file system" or run something as root in the terminal it say this error sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/"My User ...
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I had failed to boot Ubuntu

I know, how fix it within text processor, but system loads only in fail-safe modes, with READ ONLY file-system. How to loads with rights to write?
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dpkg: error: unable to access dpkg status area: Read-only file system

I am a newbie in this operating system I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I found it very interesting to use. Then once I install chromn from ubuntu software I got I/O Error After that I could not ...
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read-only file system after crash

I really don't have any idea of how to manage Ubuntu with the console. I am new in all this stuff, and I don't speak english a lot. My system crashed, and it doesn't let me do anthing. It stays in ...
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System went into read only mode

I am newbie in Ubuntu. We have a cloud server in Rackspace with following configuration: OS - Linux version 2.6.35.4-rscloud (root@builder.slicehost.com) (gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ) ...
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filesystem is “read only” even though `mount` lists it as “rw”

I'm not sure what happened, but right now all filesystems (expecpt for / which is on a separate drive) are "read only" even though mount lists them as "rw": $ mount /dev/sda1 on /media/Data type ext4 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 SSD root frequent random read only file system

I really need your help. I've got Dell Inspiron 1545 with 8GB of RAM and Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD. The disk is seperated into three partitions, /root, /swap - 8GB, /home blkid: /dev/sda1: ...
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Mac-restored iPod is mounted as read-only

I restored my iPod on a friend's Mac using iTunes. When plugging in my iPod now, it's mounted as read-only and I have no way to transfer songs (using Rhythmbox or Nautilus). I've tried changing the ...
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Unable to mount filesystem as read-write in recovery mode

I deleted two unused user accounts. Now I am unable to login even into my own account. I rebooted in recovery mode in the root shell and tried to restore the back-up of /etc/passwd. However, the ...
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Ubuntu goes into read-only mode randomly

For the last few days, my Ubuntu 12.10 has been going to read-only mode randomly, making me unable to save any edited files, and forcing me to restart my computer, which is a pain because this is the ...
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How to change read-only pendrive?

I have a generic pendrive with a problem... I can't copy to inside, delete or move any archive or folder from the pendrive. I don't know how this happens, I do not change any kind of permissions... ...
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Read-only SD cards

I've got an IcyBox USB hub/card reader combo in my computer, running Ubuntu 12.10. It's got an issue with SD cards. It always mounts them read-only, regardless of the write-lock switch. This is ...
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Mount writable subfolder of read only ntfs partition

I have dual boot (win7/ubuntu 12.04) system. I want to mount a specific folder (namely the Dropbox folder) from my windows partition in my home directory. Unfortunately, I am not able to do that. As ...
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NFS mounted directory is read only

I have problem with NFS sharing. See my exports: /export 192.168.1.11(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) /export/share 192.168.1.12(rw,nohide,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) From a client ...
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How to create a read-only link to a directory?

One of my scripts dynamically creates a symlink like so: ln -s /home/hosting/projects/images /home/hosting/projects/demo/images How can I make it so that the access through link is read-only?
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Why does mkfs fail with 'Read-only file system'?

I'm trying to format a pen drive using mkfs, but it fails with: Read-only file system. Here is what I have tried so far: $ sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb1: setting readonly to 0 (off) readonly ...
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Mounting drive not getting full access

I am having problem with mounting.. I bought iOmega Storage box ix200. I shared a folder from iOmega box for 10 users. I mounted this shared drive in all 10 Virtual machines by editing /etc/fstab ...
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Why does my root filesystem keep becoming read-only?

I've lately been having an issue with my root filesystem becoming readonly. It happens some amount of time after boot. I don't know exactly when it happens, as I don't usually notice it until ...
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ro root fs on /proc/mounts

my ubuntu 9.10 is mounting the root filesystem as read only. already tried some options found on the forums like fsck, remounts, etc, but no luck... for what I could find, my problem is is ...
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How to format a read-only NTFS formatted USB Drive?

I'm trying to repair my USB drive because I can't write to it. It's a Transcend Jetflash 700 USB 3.0 This is the information I get via g-parted: Trying to mount the USB drive: The file system ...
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How to remount a read-only folder as readWrite?

Background: I need to edit a file which is read only, and its parent folder is also read only. This file is located at a remote appliance. Through ssh I logged in to this as admin and I have the ...
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Unable to delete file from read-only file system

I cannot delete files, when I tried to delete the file, this message appeard: "Error while deleting. There was an error deleting file2.rar." This is what I get from clicking on SHOW MORE ...
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Removing Package Error

Error shown on terminal: sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/jianyue/0: Read-only file system W: Not using locking for read only lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock E: Unable to write to /var/cache/apt/ E: ...
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Read only file system

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, Upon opening any shell I get the following error: /home/jack/.rbenv/libexec/rbenv-init: line 87: cannot create temp file for here-document: Read-only file system I ...
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Unable to change file permissions due to “read-only file system” message

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 8.1 (alongside OSX in dual boot), and would like to use the web projects from OSX in Ubuntu without having to sync the folders. However, my services are ...
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No Read/Write Permission as User on a Secondary Drive

I have a 2nd hard drive that is used for data only, it has been formatted both in NTFS and FAT32, the system is dual booted with Windows so the Data drive is used to share data between Win and Ubuntu. ...
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usb sticks and cards have all become read only

For no apparent reason my desktop machine running Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly will not allow me to write to or create files/folders on any usb drive (memory sticks and cards). All work perfectly in my ...
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unable to mount read-only DVD with photos

I have a working Samsung CD/DVD player with (SATA connection) and i'm running latest updated version of 12.04. Audio CDs and video DVDs appear in the devices sidebar, but I have a DVD from a ...
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How to fix “sudo: unable to open … Read-only file system”?

The title might not be as descriptive as I would like it to be but couldn't come up with a better one. My server's file system went into Read-only. And I don't understand why it does so and how to ...
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Google Chrome causing file system to mount as read only

So disclaimer, I am using Lubuntu 12.04 but I'm almost certain it shouldn't make any difference. Earlier this week I resized my lubuntu partition on my harddrive with GParted to be 25 GBs smaller, ...
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Why LibreOffice keeps saying the document is locked for editing?

I created file LinuxNotes.odt some time ago and yesterday I edited that same file at my work place and I was in Guest account when I edited that file. Now whenever I open that file any where else ...
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“iso-mount seems to be mounted read-only” error in UCK 2.4.6 or 2.2.0

I need to use UCK on 12.04. If I use any version of UCK 2.4.6 or UCK 2.2.0, I am getting an error iso-mount seems to be mounted read-only. Can some one help to quickly sort this error? I need ...
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How do I format or partition a read-only USB drive?

Whenever I try formatting my Sandisk Cruzer Glide 16GB, I get this error message on Gparted. GParted 0.11.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid Libparted 2.3 Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 14.42 GiB) on ...
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HFS+ hard drive being mounted as read only

This is a recurring problem and occurs a few times a week. I have an external hard drive which is hfs+. Every couple of weeks, for no obviuous reason, when I mount it by pluggin it in to my Ubuntu ...
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Libre office (read only) issue

I run ubuntu 10.04 with the latest version of LibreOffice (the one release the other day). When downloading a document - like something in excel in my firefox, and want to open it, it opens up in ...
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Fs is read only, “mount -n -o remount /” not working since the fs is not writeable

How can I remount my filesystem rw if the filesystem is read only?
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I can't copy to external drive, read only error; can't change permissions even from sudo nautilus [closed]

My drive was just fine an hour ago. I copied a couple of movies to it, and the cord accidentally came out, and now it keeps loading as "read only" every time. I tried rebooting, logging in and out, ...
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How to make your ubuntu filesystem read-only

I wonder whether there is a way to make my ubuntu read-only when I mount it on another linux system. Let me clear what I want. I have a usb stick on where my ubuntu is installed. However, the problem ...
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Partition listed as read-only but isn't!

I have a 2GB external drive which it appears Nautilus thinks is read-only; but it isn't! Basically I cannot add files and folders by right-clicking. I have tried restarting and it doesn't help. I can ...
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Mount a Device Read Only using Udisk w/ Python

So I am writing a python script that is attempting to use UDisk to mount and unmount devices. I'm using something like this: disk_dev_func = dbus.Interface(self.device_obj, ...
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NTFS file system has become read only after running Gparted

I installed Gparted and all my ntfs file systems have become read-only.I tried the solution given here How to change permissions to the other drives in a hard disk?, using pysdm, but I'm unable to ...
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bind mounting read-only using fstab on Ubuntu?

I need to remount one directory (/src) as readonly in another location (/dst). This can be done like this: $ sudo mount --bind /src /dst $ sudo mount -o remount,ro /dst However, I would like to use ...
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I'm stuck between 11.10 and 12.04 with only a read only system

I was trying to update to 12.04LTS from 11.10 and went out of the room. When I came back my laptop went into sleep mode. I assume that it was half way through updating something. The screen would be ...
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How to change “read-only” file at root prompt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change file system in Ubuntu11.10 recovery mode to read-write mode After blank screen, need to change some settings in xorg.conf Logged in at root prompt ...
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Recurring changing owership problem on external HDD

I've had this problem before and now it's struck me again and with full force! Here are the details of my hard drive: 1 TB, HFS+ type partition mounted at /dev/sdb2 Doesn't have write access for ...