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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 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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USB Disk stuck in read only after dd an ISO

This has probably been asked before but I have not been able to find it so I'll ask again. Here's what I did: sudo dd if=./windows.iso of=/dev/sdb #sdb is a 64gb USB disk Afterwards I was unable ...
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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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How to remove system files that are marked read-only?

I have a pendrive which is full of viruses. These viruses are .js files. Using linux, I can open the pendrive and see which folders they are in. But when I try to remove them by pressing Del button or ...
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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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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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Read-only file system

I can't format/delete partition on usb flash drive. I receive an error: Read-only file system. I tried different solutions: root@vi:/# dmesg | grep -i panic root@vi:/# mount /dev/sdc1 on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write (Read-only file system)

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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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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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, ...
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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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USB devices showing a read only

I have an 8gb FAT32 USB stick and a 500gb FAT32 HDD; both of these have suddenly become read only devices. I've tried deleting the directory inside /media and then creating it again, naming it, ...
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EXT4-fs errors and sd errors. Rejecting I/O to offline device

System Configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 server 64bit HP Proliant dl140 g3 32gb of RAM Intel X5365 quad core 3GHz LSI SAS1068 2x WD black 2TB SATA HDDs in RAID 1 Errors: [ 2044.430919] EXT4-fs (sda1): ...
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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 ...