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Questions tagged [read-only]

Questions related to read-only devices or permissions.

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Persistent trouble with FAT32 formatted USB pen drive mounting as read-only drives [on hold]

My 16GB USB pen drive mounts as read-only on Ubuntu 17.10. I've searched for all known solutions for the issues on stackoverflow, stackexchange, ubuntu forums etc for the errors popping up in output ...
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Filesystem set to read only frequently Ubuntu 18.10

In the past few days my system repeats to set itself to read only. I've done some searches and apparently my drive might have gone bad? After a reboot I've been running fsck and say yes to everything ...
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Ubuntu 16.4 volume became read only, WordPress files can be seen will not open when moved/copied PLESK

I apologize for my ignorance. My husband was our webmaster he passed a short while ago leaving a web hosting division to run. We host less than 100 websites: this past week the websites began to go ...
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Hard disk become read-only frequently

I have an: Laptop MYRIA MY8305GD, Intel® Celeron® N3350 2.4GHz, 13.3", 4GB, eMMC 32GB, Intel® HD Graphics 500. I have installed last version of Ubuntu. Frequently after shutdown, or even in time when ...
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Mounting CIFS in Ubuntu 18.04 its read-only unlike in Ubuntu 16.04

This command executed as root, used to mount a writable samba folder in Ubuntu 16.04 : mount -t cifs -o guest //server/folder /home/user/somefolder Now in Ubuntu 18.04, the same command makes the ...
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How to format Read-only filesystem drive?

I can't format a USB drive, it says "read only filesystem". I tried mkfs.vfat, wipefs -a, using gparted but nothing worked, always returns "Read-only filesystem". The problem seems to be caused by an ...
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Read-only file system like windows embedded FBWF

I’d like to know if it’s possible to install ubuntu so that it acts like windows embedded FBWF (File Base Write Filter) so that once rebooted it will come back to its original state. My intent is to ...
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How to disable Windows 10 NTFS write lock due to faulty “Fast startup” option from other Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

Suituation: Windows 10 itself is broken and wouldn't startup anyhow. I have Ubuntu 18 Machine. The drive is absolutely healthy but mounts in readonly mode. I've managed to find out that in happens due ...
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cannot rename, delete, create new though I have Create and Delete file access

I run a dual boot pc: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I created a folder named Work From Ubuntu inside a NTFS drive named Software (/dev/sda9). After that, I mounted the whole NTFS drive at boot from ...
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How to block USB ports on Live Ubuntu

I want to give access to some person to see or read some materials on a system without letting him copy the material out of the system. So, I am thinking of blocking USB ports or at least force it to ...
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Read-only file system in ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu and Windows 10 together and turn off fast startup in windows. I do not have access to the path /snap/ change to apply. And read-only file system error. I also tried the root user, ...
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OSError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system [closed]

the following error showed up while I was training a neural network: File "train.py", line 397, in <module> File "train.py", line 270, in train File "train.py", line 335, in ...
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Read-only file system mkdir

mkdir: cannot create directory ‘ssss’: Read-only file system I got that error after installing windows 10 next to Ubuntu 18.04. Any help please to fix that ?
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I can write to SD cards only the first time I insert it after reboot

After a reboot, I can insert a SD card and read/write normally. After extracting it, any subsequent SD card will be mounted as read only. My user belongs to the "disk" group. Trying to remount with rw ...
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cp: cannot create regular file: Read-only file system

I have an bootable flash-card (with acronis (not my installation)), I may read but cannot copy file into it. When I uses windows, then I not have any problem, but I cannot use this card in ubuntu - ...
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Read-only file system after downloading files

My ubuntu became Read-only when my hard drive works a lot! For example after downloading big files(more than 1GB) or full-upgrading with apt(about 400MB) i cant open any desktop app or even use tab-...
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Dual boot write permission problem

I am having a dual boot system.I can read files from the windows partion in linux but can't write to it.It's showing" destnation is read only". How can i solve this?
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Read-write problem with my HDD

I have problem with my HDD, all partitions are read only. I try this sudo chown -R user:group /home/marcus/{Storage,Windows} but it doesn't work.
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I just upgraded by Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 and i can't write anything

I just upgraded by ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 and i can't write anything as it shows "You are trying to save the file on a read-only disk. Please check that you typed the location correctly and try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 read-only file system

I have a virtual machine running 14.04 LTS that I tried updating to 16.04. When it was done, it reboot my system and left my at a command prompt asking me to log in. I do that and I get the following ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 resuming with read only file system

My Ubuntu 16.04 system, which has been running stably for years, has very recently started resuming from suspend with a read only file system. I can fix the problem with a reboot (which does an fsck ...
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Using HDD alongside SSD in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm a newbie so please dont mind my lack of knowledge about ubuntu. So I installed Ubuntu on my m.2 disk and I cant use my 1TB HDD, because it's "read only". Ive been trying to change it manually but ...
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'apt upgrade' always makes file system into Read-Only file system

OS: Ubuntu 16.04.4-54-generic Whenever I command sudo apt upgrade it makes my file system into Read-Only Especially Security updates > Ubuntu base IJG JPEG compliant runtime library. PNG ...
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Give write-access to subfolder in read-only samba share

I want to share one folder with specific access by users (one master with full and the others with read-only) and add subfolders in it which will be writeable by specific users. Everyone is in the "...
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External USB hard drive ext4 partition mounts as read-only on Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, e2fsck recommended

When I plug my 1-terabyte Seagate hard drive in a USB port on my desktop PC, it mounts NTFS filesystem /dev/sdc1 successfully but fails to mount ext filesystem /dev/sdc2 because of an apparent error ...
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HDD partition is read-only despite 'rw' flag in fstab

I have a problem with mounting my HDD. I have Kubuntu 18.04 running on my SSD. Also, I have Win10 on the HDD. Now, I try to mount one of HDD partitions (not the one with Win10 system). But it mounts ...
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Why does gedit (Text Editor) switch to read only, and how can I undo it without reloading?

So, I have been using the gedit text editor for years, often with multiple files open at a time in tabs. Today, I find that my two gedit sessions and all the files open in them are suddenly all in "[...
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Root file system sometimes mounted read-only after resume from suspend on Dell laptop with 18.04 Bionic

My freshly installed Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop has a weird problem. After resuming from suspend mode, sometimes the root file system is mounted read-only. This happens more ...
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Not using locking for /var/lib/dpkg/lock (sudo mount -o remount,rw / does nothing)

OK, I know this may seem like a duplicate, but I've run into a problem that has caused me weeks of headache. I don't know what happened but my filesystem was remounted in read only mode (no I was not ...
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NTFS Drives suddenly mount as read-only, how to fix? [duplicate]

my NTFS drives have always mounted with write access now suddenly they don't. How do I get them to mount with write access? I mount them simply by going to "other locations" and clicking the drive. ...
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Changing a File in Snap

I would like to change a Configuration in a Snap File (CodeMirror in the Notepadqq snap) so that I can change the syntax coloring for specific themes. I know you cannot directly modify snap files, as ...
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Mount device as RW for root and RO for everyone else

I have a device I want to mount for root with full permissions and for everyone else as readonly. The man page tells me this is possible. So: sudo mkdir /mnt/foo sudo mkdir /mnt/fooReadOnly sudo ...
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Disk changing to read-only by it self?

I installed Ubuntu and Windows 10 on the same drive. I partitioned some space for Ubuntu, I use win10 to do some design-work(Adobe mainly) and download files. It was fine last week but these days the ...
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How can I edit a readonly file? [closed]

We have no privileges to change file permissions. We have no permissions even for super users. How can we edit this file?
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Read-only view on folder with filtering

Is there a way to create a read-only view on one folder and also apply filtering on files or folders? There is a tool called rofs that goes a little in this direction, creating read-only mounts on ...
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Copying Files to usb or external drive

Am not able to copy files to usb or external hdd, it shows an error saying destination is read only, while in previous version i was succesfuly doing the same.Also i can easily paste files in windows ...
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NTFS mounts as read-only under Linux

Recently had this problem while running an android project out of my Windows drive. After rebooting Linux, things went awry. My windows partition mounts in the /media/user folder, but it's always ...
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Ubuntu desktop 16.04 ran into read only state sometimes

I have an ubuntu desktop and I have installed ubuntu version 16.04 in it. Sometimes the desktop ran into read only state automatically I am not sure how and I couldn't do any thing about it except ...
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chronic issue with boot into read-only

I have a bit of a problem with my non-dual 16.04 Ubuntu computer. I recently booted and tried to do some of my usual computer things which didn't really work. I figured out that I was mounted in read-...
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How to access read only files [duplicate]

I found an old DVD disc that i burned some stuff on almost 10 years ago. I have no use for that stuff anymore but i need the DVD disk to save some data. I tried deleting it the old fashiond way, and ...
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USB not getting mounted due to Read-Only

Here is the image: I have tried the following command but got nothing: sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sde /dev/sde: setting readonly to 0 (off) readonly = 0 (off) Kindly, help me in this ...
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Home partition becomes readonly

Similar to this post, the file system on my home partition suddenly became read only. On reboot, my HHD containing this partition would not mount and I had to use fsck to repair it. Now it works fine. ...
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format a USB drive that contains Windows OS, but is read-only flile system [duplicate]

Normally, I use GParted, but cannot this time as I will explain. I have a USB drive that was sent from Dell, containing Windows 8 or 10 (I cannot remember which). I would like to reuse the drive for ...
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How to avoid sudo?

I am in folder /datadrive/ which is the mount point of /dev/sdc1 (in /etc/fstab I have /dev/sdc1 /datadrive ext4 defaults,nofail 1 2) and whenever I try to make any operation in this folder ...
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How to fix read-only usb drive?

I have read-only usb drive and could not fix it. I have read some articles about it and tried to fix but I couldn't. I unmounted drive and used dosfsck to check and repair MS-DOS filesystems, because ...
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How to remount the filesystem with read-only permission

For some reason, I need to make sure that nobody can change my filesystem. So i try to remount the / with read-only permission. I've tried sudo mount -o remount,ro / but it told me mount: / is busy. ...
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How to format a Windows Pen drive

I currently have a Windows 10 pen drive that isn't in use at the moment. I try to format the drive on disks, and the terminal using mkfs.vfat /dev/sdc1 and all I get is; mkfs.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24) ...
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I messed up ocamlfuse by using sudo command “Error: Sqlite3 error: READONLY”

I started using ocamlfuse to access google drive with Nautilus and it was functioning perfectly fine. The thing is, at some point I used, by accident, the sudo command, I'm not shure if it was to run ...
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Read Only on Whole Drive

is there anyway to fix my ubuntu server 16.04 LTS from read only error? Before that, I tried to update grub and update initramfs for disabling swap, then after reboot, it happens... it quite sucks ...
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Using Hard disk partion of windows

From my dual booted system I'm not able to write and edit the files in the hard disk partition which was created in Windows. I have checked the permissions but it looks to be fine. I can only read ...