Questions related to read-only devices or permissions.

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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 went out of the room while I was trying to update from 11.10 to 12.04 LTS. When I came back, my laptop had gone into sleep mode. I assume that it was half way through updating something. The screen ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu no longer recognises HDD partition as writable but Windows does?

I dual-boot between Windows and Ubuntu, such that I have a partition on my HDD for the respective system files for each operating system and another partition for my documents. I renamed the system ...
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pen drive unmounts and remounts as readonly

When I plug in my USB pen drive, it is automatically mounted as read/write, as expected. However, after a random time it suddenly gets unmounted and remounted as read-only. A part from waiting for ...
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How to reset all NTFS partitions back to default(Read/Write) state?

I can't copy any file or folder to my NTFS partitions, but i can copy from them to my home. I think that all of them has been changed to read only state after i make changes in some partitions using ...
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aufs Root File System On Usb Flash

I configured aufs as a Root File System On Usb Flash Drive by this article. So the first brunch is real root FS and it is read-only. The second brunch FS is in memory and it is read-write capable. ...
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Why has my file-system turned read-only after updates?

I'm running 11.10 and I applied some updates. After that whenever I use my computer, I can, but only for about 2 or 3 minutes before it becomes read-only. Any sudo command entered gives me the ...
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Changing ownership of read-only file system

I did read the several posts available here on "changing ownership of read-only file systems" but they don't seem to help me. My external hard drive (which I had previously formatted in OS X and used ...
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External HDD mounted as read only fat32

My Ubuntu machine has set my external HDD to read only. The drive is a 2TB That I have configured to fat32 so that almost everything can read/write to it. I know that from using the search box on this ...
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Ubuntu LiveCD,editing xorg.conf

someone has edited wrongly my xorg.conf file in /etc/x11/xorg.conf and so my computer wont show anything,just a blank screen.I want to be able to edit the xorg.conf file and delete all the changes ...
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System went read only…won't allow me to boot

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 ...
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Basic raw fast read-only file-system (offering no compression) for linux?

I have a situation where I have 2 (old) 80 GB harddrives (yep, PATA 133 MB/sec) on an older VIA mini-ITX board. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The system is installed on the first drive, using ext4. I ...
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defragmentation of ext2

Is it worth it? there is e2defrag. How long will it takes for 120GB? 8h will be enough? I would like to improve read/write on the hard disc. hard disc seems to be new(9 months old). its in my work ...
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How to save files from GIMP on USB drive if it's a read-only-file?

As I'm not a professional or expert user on Linux at all I need serious help that is easy to understand and easy to implement: I was editing pictures with gimp and then wanted to save them on my USB ...
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How Do I fix a “[Error 30] Read-only file system” when trying to install?

Please, I would like to know how to fix this problem in order to install Ubuntu 11.04 again. [Error 30] Read-only file system:'/target/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic'
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Why does my NTFS partition mount as read only?

Until recently both my Windows Partition (C:) and my Data Partition (E:) would mount as read/write. Now both seem to only mount as read-only. GParted Resize (Error) ntfsresize v2.0.0 (libntfs ...
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Read Only usb stick that won't let me do anything to it

Somehow I messed up and accidentally made my usb stick into a read only file system. I have tried a bunch of things to delete the files, including the basic (rm -f myfile) and attempting to allow ...
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How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem

I am having problem with my memory device (actually a memory card that act external memory device like pendrive). experimentx@workmateX:/var/www/zendtest$ sudo rm ...