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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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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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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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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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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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Drive auto mounting as read only (errors=remount-ro)

My system is auto-mounting as read only and I have no idea why. Output of fstab: cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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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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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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My Mp3 player, Eclipse, Will only access read only

I posted this before, and got nowhere. So I deleted the question and am re asking. my usb player is being seen as a read only system, and I cant change any permissions. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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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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USB Hard Drives being only Read-Only?

I have finally gotten my Hard drive to be formatted in FAT32 but now, when ever I try to move a file onto it, it says: "The destination is read-only." I have been looking through it in GParted and ...
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read-only file system after crash

I really don't have any idea of how to manage Ubuntu with the console. I am new in all this stuff, and I don't speak english a lot. My system crashed, and it doesn't let me do anthing. It stays in ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to format a read-only NTFS formatted USB Drive?

I'm trying to repair my USB drive because I can't write to it. It's a Transcend Jetflash 700 USB 3.0 This is the information I get via g-parted: Trying to mount the USB drive: The file system ...
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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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Ubuntu boots into terminal mode with read-only access to hard drive?

Ubuntu crashed randomly and had to hard reset the system, now when I boot my machine I get an error has occurred while mounting media/Disk_2 (Disk 2 is a secondary hard disk) I am faced with either ...
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Can't copy/move anything to external drive

I bought a LaCie 3TB drive while it was on sale to replace a Seagate 2TB drive and formatted it to ext3. No mater what way I set up the partitions in gparted (3TB/1TB+2TB) I never am able to move ...
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Read-Only pendrive

I'm trying to format a pen-drive (Daiichi-Sankyo) but it's read-only and/or write protected. I list all commands results I made so far: sudo gparted & Unable to open /dev/sdb read-write ...
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Can't mount DVD with photos on it (superblock)

I am trying to open a DVD with photos on it in Ubuntu 12.04 and I get this error: Error mounting: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: /dev/sr0: can't read ...
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extrnal hard disk malfunction

I bought external hard disc Verbatim 53021/500 GB and it worked perfectly for about 1 year. Than it suddenly became "read only" device. There is only 63.7 GB of its 500 GB memory used. As it still ...
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HELP- says “running in low graphics mode” at startup, have followed tutorials but never works?

I am trying to fix my computer so I can give it to my little brother. When I turn it on, it tells me it is running in low graphics mode. I have tried a bunch of tutorials and none have worked. I can ...
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create two partitons on sd card . make 1 partion read only and other writable?

Here is my use case .. i want to have my files in external storage write protected so that no one can either modify or delete. after some research i found this 3rd party tool can i do something ...
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Connect an external harddisk as readonly for data recovery

I need to use testdisk recovery program on my affected hardrive. So I want to mount the external harddisk as readonly in ubuntu. How can I connect my external harddisk as readonly to my ubuntu ...
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Unable to copy files to mmc and delete from it

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 When i insert my mmc card to my laptop using usb port and mmc card reader. It shows mounted but, whenever try to copy files from my system to mmc card like songs, images ...
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Filesystem mounted PARTIALLY as read-only

Alright, so a power outage occurred while my computer running Xubuntu 13.04 was on. Has happened before, just restart and make sure nothing broke. Well, it has been a long and arduous journey, and I ...
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Ubuntu mount SD cards as read only file system

I just noticed that an SD card (is the only one I have and I can try) that is opened in read/write in others computers running Ubuntu or Windows in my notebook is opened as a read only file system. ...
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Writer file opens as read only

When I open some files in Writer they open as read only. How can I edit them and stop them from opening as read only?
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lost + found folder is huge

I have installed Ubuntu on a machine with a 160GB HDD and its partitioned 130/30, with Ubuntu on the 30GB. After the reboot the partition mounted as I would expect it to. But it has mounted as root, ...
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Boot failure due to / being mounted read-only? Edit: Apparently, some other problem

1) The boot failures on 3.08.0-19-generic appear to be due to a failure to mount the swap partition per the boot log. Though it seems odd that I still get logged-in as a user, just no Unity/menu's as ...
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Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and 12.04.2 [Read-Only] Cannot mount partition

So I use Ubuntu on my HP business computer PU699AV (Intel Pentium 4 2,6 GHz CPU), 2GB RAM I sue Ubuntu for my Android ROM contributing.. Ubuntu used to work well on my PC but then it just went crazy ...
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File system is remounted read-only after a about two minutes after boot

I've just installed Windows 8 alongside my already existing Ubuntu 13.04 installation on my laptop. As expected, I couldn't boot into Ubuntu right after Windows installation, but fixed that using ...
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How to link to a read only file system

I mounted my DVD drive and now wanted to create a symlink within a samba share to direct to the DVD drive's mount point. This failed because of the DVD drive being mounted as read-only. Is there a way ...
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None of my applications are opening

So recently my computer has stopped opening applications such as google chrome, Firefox, gparted or anything really. I haven't done anything different and the only thing that has changed recently is ...
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How can I mount a flash drive as read only?

I have a flash drive mounted in /media and I would like to know how to restrict access to this device and mount it as read only?
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I had failed to boot Ubuntu

I know, how fix it within text processor, but system loads only in fail-safe modes, with READ ONLY file-system. How to loads with rights to write?
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NFS mounted directory is read only

I have problem with NFS sharing. See my exports: /export 192.168.1.11(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) /export/share 192.168.1.12(rw,nohide,insecure,no_subtree_check,sync) From a client ...
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Unable to change file permissions due to “read-only file system” message

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 8.1 (alongside OSX in dual boot), and would like to use the web projects from OSX in Ubuntu without having to sync the folders. However, my services are ...