Today, after several uninterrupted weeks of happily using my Ubuntu machine again, I ran into another error, this time just after okaying a typical software update. Instead of giving me a successful package installation message, it gave me some sort of notification that "the daemon that allows installation is not working". I can't remember if that was exactly it or not, but I hit "ok" and the box went away. Strange I thought.
So apparently my file system has up and decided to go read-only. Is there a way to fix this, or must I purchase a new hard drive and start over? Is there a way to somehow mount my external drive and backup my data first? Can this somehow be fixed using
fsck, a command I don't know about?
My system is set up with my
/ Ubuntu partition on a 250GB SSD, and my
/home on a separate 500GB HDD. I believe the problem must be with my
/ drive, since I can still edit and save anything in my home directory as normal.
I seem to be unable to edit anything on the
/ drive though, like install software or mount drives.
Here is a screenshot of the errors I got when trying to make a backup using Aptik:
I'm still new to computers so am rather clueless here. Any help would be really appreciated.