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How can I prevent configuration changes to a specific user account?

Edit: Just to be clear, this isn't going to be a web kiosk. The user will be able to run more programs than just a browser. At very least, some text editor and a few other programs which are already ...
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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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USB flash drives being mounted read-only in 13.10

Ever since installing 13.10 (x64) every time I insert a USB flash drive, it mounts as read-only. I tried using three different drives, and they all get mounted read-only. They were working fine on ...
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Updating apns-conf.xml on Ubuntu Touch RTM

I am trying out the rtm-ubuntu-14.09 r1 and need to update my /system/etc/apns-conf.xml file (or create a new one in /custom/etc/) to make it work with Tele2 Sweden. I have the apn settings, because I ...
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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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NTFS disk is read-only and I can't change to read & write

I have used Windows 7 for a long time and thought to give Linux (Ubuntu) a try. I have two hard drives, one 120GB, other 1TB. First one is for OS and software, while the 1TB disk is for data and ...
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Reformat a freebie USB stick that thinks it is a CDROM

I received a USB pen drive at a conference recently, containing presentations and the like. I would like to reformat it for personal use, but every computer I put it in sees it as if it were a CD-ROM. ...
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Macintosh HD will only mount ro, because it is journaled

A little history first, I've installed 14.04 on another partition of a MacBook 5.1 because of a completely botched Mavericks upgrade which has left OS X unusable. I had to use rEFInd to get it to ...
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Computer randomly wen't into read only filesystem

I was just typing in AbiWord and opened up the filesystem and realized everything had the 'lock' image over it. So I opened the terminal to run an update to see if everything was alright and just as I ...
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Getting read-only file system after install Lubuntu 14.04

Sorry for my bad English. I am unable to use Ubuntu/Lubuntu after a fresh installation. Few seconds after boot the system is turned read-only. Previous searches indicates a bug with wubi in 14.04 ...
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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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The best way to create a root filesystem, split between read only and writable

My aim is to create a system where the main parts of the root filesystem are stored on a read-only SD card, with writeable parts located on an SSD set to rw. This is to be done with a view to keeping ...
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Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write (Read-only file system) [solved]

As in the title, I'm unable to format it as it says read-only. I've tried couple of searches and the solutions too. Even I tried GParted to see I have any luck. Unfortunately below is what I get. ...
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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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Using OverlayFS to enable writing on a read only /etc

Is it a terribly bad idea to create a union mount, using OverlayFS, on top of /etc? I'm aiming to set up a system whereby a read-only root filesystem is installed on an SD card, with writeable areas ...
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Read-only filesystem Recovery Mode not working

I have seen other posts of this before, but they didn't help. In short, today I was trying to play Colobot on my Ubuntu Trusty computer, when I tried to access the directory the game was in by ...
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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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Secondary SSD stuck as read only

I am having trouble getting my second SSD to work with Linux. I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am still learning Linux. I can see my second drive under Devices in the File ...
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How to extract archive or change permissions when there are “read-only file system” errors?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and having a problem changing the file permission of a .zip file. I can neither extract it nor change file permissions. When I extract it by command unzip ...
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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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USB turn write protection off forced

I have a USB-flash device (SanDisk SDCZ33 BM120423519D) with no hardware switch, which is stuck in readonly mode: # hdparm /dev/sdf /dev/sdf: SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]: 70 00 05 00 00 00 ...
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My microSD mounted read-only

I know this question has been asked a lot. I've tried all the solutions, such as formatting, reboot, remount, etc. But my microSD still read-only. I have partitioned my Micro SD into 2 partitions and ...
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[Errno 30]Read-only file system: '/target/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic'

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I am trying to install 14.04 on my laptop. The laptop wasn't really working and only boots with Ubuntu CD. I don't care for any files or anything on the computer, I just ...
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My ext HHD is READ-ONLY! Posted attempts to correct same confused me and made matters worst! [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14 LTS. I am having issues using my VERBATIM 1TB external HHD. It keeps mounting as READ-ONLY!. I can use it in WINDOWS but when I attempt to load ANYTHING on it in Ubuntu it will ...
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Mounting the Live-USB partition

It is possible to mount the partition where the ISO extracted (Or we can say the root partition of a Live-USB ) not as Read-only but as read/write-able partition ?
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How can you delete a folder/file/etc. on a read only DVD+R?

I was trying to get my cd mounted (that problem got fixed), but I burned something to my cd as a test and now I can't get it off.
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flash and usb drives showing up as RO in GNOME

Cannot drag and drop items onto flash and USB drive. Receiving an error stating that the device is read-only, however, I am able to copy to these devices from the CLI.
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How to remove Read-Only system files(Seems to Virus Problem)?

I have a PenDrive wich are full of virus, these vírus are .js files, using linux, I can open the pendrive and see in which folders they are. But when I try to remove by pressing DELETE button or via ...
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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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FAT partition seems readonly - but not always

I'm trying to delete data from an external FAT drive, which in the past worked. Now, after some system updates, it seems to be stuck in read-only mode -- although I can't figure out why. The mount ...
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Mounting a read only drive as read write

I have a special bespoke device with a USB interface. When plugging in the device to my laptop - Ubuntu 12.04 it mounts as a read only USB drive - with a file on it. This file is created by the device ...
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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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Ext4 switching to read only mode

I have very frustrating problem. My server randomly switches / mount to read only without any pattern. Only message that I've found in logs is: htree_dirblock_to_tree:920: inode #14286877: block ...
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Fix write-protected(read-only) filesystem

I made bootable usb drive , then USB drive was write protected. I used followng command hrirks@hrirks-MS-7592:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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USB (nfts) refuses to remove read-only restriction (Ubuntu 14.04)

A few days ago a single folder in my usb drive got damaged while using windows, since then my usb can only be mounted in read-only mode (nfts file format). I've tried using fsck and mounting the usb ...
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I can not write on and delete from my phone connected via usb

I have checked out this question How to make read-only file system writable? but I still have the problem. My option is 'rw', but it does not help, I still can not write files and delete mount| grep ...
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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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13.10, mount works only in read-only mode

No success mounting a device in read-write mode. After plugging it in, it is mounted. $ sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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Disk '/dev/sdb' doesn't contain a valid partition table

I have installed Ubuntu on the USB stick and afterwards tried to clean up the disc to install another version of Ubuntu. I was not able to do it (even when tried to delete files by using sudo -rm), ...
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How to edit a read-only archive?

I have an archive type supported by file-roller and the properties for it have NOT been set to read-only. When I open it, however, I am unable to modify its contents as the file appears to be ...
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How can I get all USB storage device to mount as read-only or offer no mount options at all?

These are the two parts of my query: Is there a way to mount all USB storage/flash/removable storage devices as read-only i.e. set the default mount policy to read-only? Back in Windows OS, I could ...
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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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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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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
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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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External USB Drive read-only cannot change to read & write

Recently I bought a FOXCONN AT-5250 barebones computer that I loaded with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the purpose of using it as a Plex Media Server computer. After I got Plex up and running it worked great ...
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AuFS read only branch as another read only branch

My goal is to use an AuFS read only branch as another read only branch: I've got a directory dir0, then I make : mount -t aufs -o br=dir2=rw:dir0=ro none dir1 This gives me - dir0 - dir1 #read ...
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USB HDD becoming irreversibly read-only

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 ...
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How to access efi boot partition as read-write?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside windows 8 (efi mode) and now I want to go to a read-write access of the efi boot partition. For secure boot to work, I installed the Linux Foundation's ...
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How to fix Grub loader that hangs and waits for user with read only root partition?

I am trying to create a set of Ubuntu 12.04 slave systems that have a read only root partition and a small read/write partition mounted for a single user. These systems will be used for a short job ...