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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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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Wirte-proteced USB stick

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I make a read-only file system writable for pendrive

When I am trying to format my pendrive, I'm getting the following error. root@obbu-G41M-Combo:/home/obbu# mkfs.vfat -n 'Ubuntu' -I /dev/sdb1 mkfs.vfat 3.0.14 (23 Jan 2023) mkfs.vfat: unable to open ...
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USB Stick became Read-Only after using Pen Drive USB Installer

Yesterday I tried to make my 16Gb USB Stick bootable with Ubuntu 13.04 (Desktop x64). After some time because nothing changed I canceled the progress and decided to burn a DVD. The installation with ...
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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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Fat32 mounting as read only

I've edited my /etc/fstab to contain the following: UUID=F285-17E1 /media/TV-1 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=6CBA-1DEC /media/TV-2 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=7D3B-170D /media/TV-3 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=BBFF-1EE4 ...
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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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No access to usb

I have been having problem to change my USB from 'read only' to 'read and write' because i had reinstalled Ubuntu on my laptop. Now, it says that i am not the owner of USB. Please help me.
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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 ...
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USB Write Protect Switch - how does Linux know?

I have a USB drive /dev/sdb, and inside sdb are some separate mount points ( /, /boot, and so on. ). I am running Ubuntu off the USB stick, just an FYI. I have a hardware write protect switch which ...
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I can't format a USB drive

It looks dead I have tried How to format a USB or external drive? Appreciate any help
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Mount disk with write permissions but leave it untouched

I have a raw image that I would like to mount to my system (Ubuntu 12). The problem is that I don't want to write anything to the disk itself, so the raw image will stay as it was before mounted. I ...
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Can't write to external hard drive

I can't write to my external hard drive. It was formatted using bootcamp on a mac. Now I'm trying to paste files into the hard drive and I'm using Ubuntu. I can't paste anything on the hard drive. The ...
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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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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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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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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 ...