After upgrading some packets (that I don't know what), my ext4 partitions are mounted as read only:

m@mpc ~ $ sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
mount: warning: /mnt seems to be mounted read-only.

My NTFS partitions are mounted as read only too and when I want to use fsck it says:

m@mpc ~ $ sudo fsck /dev/sda5 
[sudo] password for m: 
fsck from util-linux 2.20.1
fsck: fsck.ntfs: not found
fsck: error 2 while executing fsck.ntfs for /dev/sda5

How can I solve this problem?

Edit: ext partitions are now ok, but still problem with NTFS.

  • Provide some more informations, e.g. look in boot.log, dmsg output, ... – H.-Dirk Schmitt Mar 7 '13 at 19:06
  • I really don't know anything more :( – Mostafa Shahverdy Mar 7 '13 at 19:07
  • what if you unmount and mount it again ? – riimzzai Mar 7 '13 at 19:07
  • No success with that :( – Mostafa Shahverdy Mar 7 '13 at 19:07
  • Try loading LiveUSB and fsck-ing the partition, i had to do this once, then reboot to Live, then fsck again, and it removed a RO setting. – Thomas Ward Mar 7 '13 at 19:09

From the output of fsck, I can see you are using the Kernel NTFS driver which is a read-only driver.

You need to install (perhaps reinstall) the FUSE NTFS driver called NTFS 3G. The following command should solve your problem:

sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g

After that, either reboot or unmount and remount your NTFS partition. It should be mounted as read write. If it is not the case try forcing the type of file system with the following command:

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda5 /mnt

NOTE: AFAIK there are no fsck tool for NTFS partitions on Linux.


For my ext partition I used fsck and for my NTFS partitions I used a tool in ntfs-3g named ntfsfix. Now All is done.

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