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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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“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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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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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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Nexus 7 (4.2.2) stuck as read-only on Ubuntu 13.04 (PC)

I have a Nexus 7 running the latest Android (4.2.2) that seems to be stuck as read-only. I cannot transfer any files to or from the device though I am free to look through it. Permissions are: View ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use Ubuntu with read-only file system?

The question is: what directories of file system I should consider to be mounted as ro (as maximum as possible), and what as rw to use Ubuntu as normal? I want to flash as maximum directories as I can ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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[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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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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Disk Errors. FSCK returns 0

I've been having disk issues recently. The disk usually remounts as read only after 1 hour of uptime at which point the OS basically crashes. The disk is set to remount read-only after errors are ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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installation failed!! says hdd is read only?

I had an old laptop and wanted to install ubuntu onto it, used my other pc running ubuntu to create a startup usb, booted from usb, chose install to hdd, chose erase erase disk and install ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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thumb drive went in to read only mode, no idea why?

It's almost brand new, suddenly sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd bs=512 count=1 dd: failed to open ‘/dev/sdd’: Read-only file system tried with sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdd /dev/sdd: setting ...