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As a noob by mistake i ran "sudo chown $pranav.pranav -R /" to solve my Read Only Filesystem. If this is a bad thing, how should i undo this? [duplicate]

How should i do to undo this? I tried running fsck to solve my "Read only filesystem" before but it didn't help me much. It only solve the situation for a while and then it comes back again. So, i did ...
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How can I write file in /etc/apache2 [duplicate]

I have a problem with my file system as I cannot write or edit files in root folders like etc, opt, var etcetera. I tried using sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf and after that I used sudo su to ...
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How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions for Ubuntu 16.04

What is the best way to install Guest Additions with all the resize and clipboard and file sharing features on Ubuntu 16.04?
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MicroSD card is set to Read-only state. How can I write data on it?

I have a MicroSD card reader in my notebook. When I insert a MicroSD memory card into it, I can't write any data on it - it's read-only. The same thing happens when I try to do it under root. And I ...
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Can't change the owner of a folder

I want to change the owner of a folder. The path to to that folder is /mnt/8A30AA8B30AA7DB7/Books. I want to take the ownership of that folder to change the permissions. The folder currently belongs ...
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cannot remount /dev/sda2 read-write, is write-protected [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 16.04LTS on intel Core i3-6006U, 2.0GHz Asus pc.When I boot the pc I realized that there are some hard drive problems and it's not able to boot on ubuntu. I tried the answer mentioned ...
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Filesystem curruption / Remounted as read-only

Issue Ubuntu-14.04-LTS (Server) installed. It worked fine in the past year. Now, whenever I try to install a package file-system crashes and remounts as read-only. Working on it Trying to install a ...
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Can't access bios, boot from usb, no grub, after installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

level not an expert in linux Dear all, I just installed ubuntu 18.04 on a ThinkCenter Lenovo M910x (SS HD) alongside windows 10. I did so using a usb stick (created using unetboot) and live mode. ...
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Terminal closes after entering a non-existing command

This seems to be a bug, but i'm not sure which package to report it on. Try this: Open gnome-terminal shift-ctrl-t (open a new tab) type: foo foo & The tab is closed Correct behavior would be ...
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Unable to install 20.04 LTS on Intel NUC 10i3FNH

I am unable to boot using Live CD (USB) install for 20.04 LTS. System Configuration: Intel NUC10i3FNH Gigabyte m.2 2280 SSD 256GB 1 x 16GB HyperX SODIMM 2666MHz Screenshot below Bootscreen Any ideas ...
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File system went read only after adding ssh key

I followed this guide to set up ssh key on my digital ocean droplet, but since I made step 4 my file system went read-only. I changed /etc/ssh/sshd_config from PermitRootLogin yes to PermitRootLogin ...
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System went into read only mode

I am newbie in Ubuntu. We have a cloud server in Rackspace with following configuration: OS - Linux version 2.6.35.4-rscloud (root@builder.slicehost.com) (gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) ) ...
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File system keeps going into read-only

I keep getting back to this same issue that occurs on a VM. Proxmox Virtual Environment 5.4-3 Running a VM of Ubuntu 19.04 Every few days the file system goes read-only with errors like: systemd-...
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How can I recover from read-only filesystem when operating on VMWare?

I run Ubuntu 18.04 in a VMWare virtual machine. Something has happened that caused there to apparently be an I/O problem. Every time I boot the machine, after only about 1 minute, the entire ...
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Icons disappear and then system crashes

The symptoms are pretty much similar to this question here, but with slight differences. LSB Version: core-9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:printing- 9.20170808ubuntu1-noarch:security-9.20170808ubuntu1-...
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