I have tried most of the solutions I could find (came from here: USB stick read only when should be read/write), but to no avail.
The USB drive seems to be mounted in read-only on any operating system.. Could it be that the USB somehow turned on write protection on the hardware level? The last thing I was doing was copying some large video files on it, at which it suddenly stopped.
I successfully copied the video files on another USB drive, so I doubt that they caused this issue.
This is some info concerning the USB drive in question:
*-usb:2 description: Mass storage device product: Flash Disk vendor: USB physical id: 3 bus info: usb@2:3 logical name: scsi5 version: 11.00 serial: SCY0000000092741 capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=300mA speed=480Mbit/s *-disk description: SCSI Disk physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sdb size: 7800MiB (8178MB) capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=00e47162 *-volume description: Windows FAT volume vendor: MSDOS5.0 physical id: 1 bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0,1 logical name: /dev/sdb1 logical name: /media/egalea/FORENSICS version: FAT32 serial: 0655-8d0c size: 7797MiB capacity: 7799MiB capabilities: primary bootable fat initialized configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=FORENSICS mount.fstype=vfat mount.options=ro,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro state=mounted
Here is the result of
fsck from util-linux 2.27.1 fsck.fat 3.0.28 (2015-05-16) open: Read-only file system