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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has gone into READ ONLY mode after I ran ntfsfix on its partition

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has gone into READ ONLY mode. I ran sudo ntfsfix /dev/sda9 (which is definitely my Ubuntu partition). Mounting volume... NTFS signature is missing. FAILED Attempting to correct errors....
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How to disable a initramfs read-only configuration?

I'm trying to make a couple of scripts that easily allow one to enable or disable a read-only filesystem within Ubuntu 18.04.2 roughly based on this article. Essentially the idea is to make an ...
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Unable to edit files in mounted partition

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 in dual boot with Windows 10. The way I have my setup configured is there's an SSD with both Windows and Ubuntu operating systems and a second drive with all my data on it, ...
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Can I mount (a copy of) /dev as read-only

TL;DR: I would like a mirror of /dev such as /dev_ro that is explicitly read-only; any time I become root and mess up a command, or any time I need to inspect raw devices but not write to them, as ...
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How can I change the timezone on a read only operating system protected by overlayroot?

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 installation mounted using overlayroot as a read only partition. I also have a read write partition on the same drive. I need to be able to change the timezone setting of the PC ...
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Read Only Files in ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Like in the title, I have some problems with read & write rights. In this location I can read only:Picture 1 I mention that in this location Ubuntu is installed, I use dual boot and in the past ...
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Make array created with mdadm (raid 5) active again (editing mdadm.conf)

I'm pretty new to linux but somehow, 6 months ago, I managed to set up my home server with a RAID 5 (2 Tb x 5 disks) and it has been great so far, until yesterday I started having error transferring ...
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File system becomes read only after sudo apt upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a raspberry pi 2 model b, and I am new to Ubuntu as well. I used the raspberry pi imager to install Ubuntu on a 128GB sd card, and everything goes somewhat smoothly until ...
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wget permission denied error

Task: Hi I am trying to download apache spark using wget. However I get error: Problem : Permission denied. Reason: No write permission for folder spark1 What do I want: How Do I enable write ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 fails to write on Hard Disk and freezes, shows “I/O error”

When Ubuntu boots up, all is well. But when system is up for more than a few hours, the Hard Disk including root filesystem and swap partition become read-only. The GUI desktop disappears, and some ...
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Read only file-system and repeated fsck across 120 machines

A little background: I work for a security company that has decided to use Linux due to its stability and customization. These machines are NVRs that my company builds from consumer components. Being ...
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Cannot write to /dev/sdc beacause it is opened Read-Only

I'm currently using Ubuntu 20.04 I tried to format the my USB that is shows read-only each time I try. I'm new to Ubuntu. Please tell me how to change this read-only mode so that it will allow me to ...
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Ubuntu internal 2tb hdd read only

I recently installed ubuntu and dont have any experience with it what so ever. I got steam off the start and noticed that my systems internal hard drive is somehow read only? And i cant install my ...
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can't modify old windows partition

i am new to ubuntu and i used to run windows 10 i had 2 partitions c: and D: windows was instaled on C: i formated that partition and installed ubuntu . now when i try to change something in the ...
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NTFS Partitions mounted as read-only on Ubuntu 19.10

It's my first time installing Ubuntu. I deleted Windows and installed Ubuntu 19.10 but now my NTFS Partitions are mounted as read-only even when I change it to read-write it turns back time after time....
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Drive stuck as Read Only

So, as i've installed Ubuntu from having Windows my main content drive is currently on NTFS, my OS is installed on an SSD which is the right file system, my point is how do I go back to accessing my ...
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Disable Lethe read-only freezed drive on 18.04

I have installed Lethe on Xubuntu 18.04 to block all changes a user can do as per How can we install lethe on Ubuntu 18.04? How to return to normal boot and normal read-write? Not uninstall, but ...
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All drives mount read-only except primary ubuntu drive

Fresh Install 20.04. I dual boot with Window 10. When I boot to Ubuntu, my Windows HDD and other NTFS/exfat drives mount read-only. I tried modifying fstab, but no change. Is there any way to make ...
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Latest update to UBUNTU 19.10 causes files from Google Drive to open as Read-Only

One of the updates this past week, April 13-17, 2020, caused my Google drive to mount my files as "READ-ONLY". I'm currently using Ubuntu 19.10 as my primary desktop. I have Ubuntu 20.04 BETA ...
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How to fix file-system error causing read only mode?

Whenever I download any package or anything and in between that process if anything went wrong, my ubuntu goes into read-only mode and always I have to do sudo fsck -fy to fix that and every time ...
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My files permissions change spontaneously to read-only, sometimes

This is very common, i have been doing my things when my files permissions changed to read-only. I reboot my pc immediately and this won't start, so i forced power off, then I typed fsck /dev/sda2. ...
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How can I make a persistent USB install read-only/unable to be modified after setup?

I have created a persistent Ubuntu Mate USB flash drive using mkusb and configured it to how I want it. I now want to stop anyone from being able to modify it. I don't mind if the solution is to stop ...
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How to make other partitions writable in Ubuntu?

I recently Dual Booted Ubuntu with Windows 10. I have 1 TB of storage out of which there are 4 partitions, one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, and the other two for my data storage. In my windows, I can ...
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18.04 SSD freezes then file system sticks in read-only mode

Since I put an SSD in my desktop i can't really use Ubuntu anymore. I have a Samsung SSD 860 and already tried using different versions of Ubuntu (18.04 LTS, 19.10, Pop_OS) but the problem keep ...
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none of the disks that i mount works as read-write, just read-only

even flash disks (even though i did create a boot disk using unetbootin yesterday), but i can't drag files from my main disk to any other, wether it's an HDD or a flash disk. i tried editing my /etc/...
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bash: /usr/bin/top: Input/output error

After pushing the laptop through Android Studios and browsers and ... the laptop crashed RAM 6 and Core i5 processor ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS 64-bit gnome 3.28.2 I was waiting to get out of the regiment ...
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File-system in read-only mode, restart, fsck repeat

My system works for a while and then eventually falls into "read-only filesystem". The only way to fix it is to restart the computer and hope that it allows me to fsck without getting into some kind ...
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How to fix an External 4TB HDD with HFSPlus Filesystem stuck on Read-Only

I am running Ubuntu 19.10 with a 4TB External HDD attached with a HFSPlus Filesystem, non-journaled. At some point the HDD would become read-only despite all efforts to mount it at another location ...
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Root file system mounted as read-only

Recently, on of our Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS servers went into RO mode. I have searched all over and tried various things to no avail, therefore I am turning here for help. I copied a folder (size +/ 24 MB)...
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portable drive is read only

I recently switched from windows 10 to Linux, and I have a portable drive that just has images, video, and my code files. I have Linux installed on my main drive (SSD). now when I'm trying to access ...
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Should I Set my Ubuntu Desktop Bootable USB As Readonly?

I just created a Ubuntu Desktop Bootable USB which I intend to use in an infected computer. Should I make it readonly? If yes, could you point me to documentation that guides me through the process?...
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How to change permissions to writable of local disk partitions created in windows 10? [duplicate]

I installed windows 10 and then dual booted my laptop by Ubuntu 18.04 Now I can't copy files (while using ubuntu) to the partitions which were created using windows as the partitions are Read-only. ...
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How can I make my Kindle as writeable File-System?

I have tried to move a pdf file from my Ubuntu Desktop to Kindle 10th generation Device but It shown me uniteworld@inspiron-3442:/media/uniteworld/Kindle/Documents$ mv /home/uniteworld/Downloads/...
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*Fixed* Ubuntu Server 18.04 is mounting my File System as Read-Only

this morning my server was giving me errors like cracy, it starts but most services dont, after inspecting a bit i found out that for some reason out of the blue, my file system is being mounted as ...
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Unable to delete read only file system in ubuntu 18.04

root@cd:~# sudo find / -iname 'mysql*' -exec rm -rf {} \; find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied rm: cannot remove '/snap/core/8039/etc/apparmor.d/abstractions/mysql': Read-only file system rm:...
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Ubuntu Error: Destination fle is read only

I have recently shifted from windows to ubuntu and when i tried saving files in the hdd it shows the error that the destination is read only. I am assuming that the partition was not done properly, so ...
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(Errno 30) Read-only file system [duplicate]

I tried to install ubuntu but i have this error. I unpacked iso on phone to make bootable USB drive. I tried anything: - making 3 partitions : EFI, weird BIOS partition and ext4 partition with ...
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Edit notification mp3 files in Slack desktop app

I am just wondering if it is possible to exchange the built-in Slack notification mp3 files with custom ones. Unfortunately, they are located in a snap folder, so I was not able to edit them. Is there ...
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i have read-only file system error

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 18.04 on an Acer Swift 1 laptop, I'm getting this error error screen. I tried everything I know. I can't even install Windows. I tried to install Windows 7, Windows 8 and ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 goes to Read-Only mode automatically

In my Ubuntu 19.04, the system goes read-only mode automatically. I fixed it using fsck /dev/sda7 -y But it is not fixed permanently after some time it goes to read-only mode again. I am using dual ...
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Can not format read only usb disk

My USB drive spontaneously changed to read only mode. I can't do any thing with it, even though I did not boot from it. I tried to change from read only mode by this command: sudo hdparm -r0 /media/...
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How to force an apple drive to mount as RW

I know what your thinking: this question has been asked 100 times before, so why doesn't he just look it up? Well, I did, following this link: enter link description here The crux of which is to a) ...
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read only root filesystem

so i just installed Ubuntu on my PC alongside windows.I created a new ext4 partition during installation and mounted it at the root(/). The issue that i have is that this partition only mounts as read ...
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Read only file system and no ssh connection

I have an Ubuntu server running on a remote machine with a mdadm raid 5 for data an another hdd for the OS, on the server runs a VirtualBox Ubuntu server. I logged onto the host via ssh and checked ...
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The Destination is read-only

I have dual booted my pc with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows10. I am having trouble using one of my disk drives. Like whenever I try to used the DATA drive it shows error: The Destination is read-only. I ...
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Read only partitions in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I am new to ubuntu. I recently removed windows and moved to Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS). before then I had 4 partitions on my HDD. I deleted windows partition and installed ubuntu on that(sda1). But ...
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Read only file system when changing computer

I have a dual bay SATA docking station with a single ssd, connected to my server, through usb 3.0. This all works fine. However when I connect the usb of the docking station into another server I ...
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cannot create directory ‘directory1’: Read-only file system

I have given a new pc and I installed ubuntu through live usb. However one of the internal hard drives(hdd) have only read-only access. I have the following information for the disk that I cant write:...
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It seems Xubuntu does ´touch´ a microsd card in a way that is recognizable by retropie for instance - what does it do?

if i for instance insert one of my Retropie microsd cards in my other desktop pc which runs Xubuntu 18.04 LTS, if i do not lock the microsd card with the switch in the SDHC-microsd card adaptor, ...
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USB drive became mounted as read-only after being unplugged while still copying

I started copying some files to a USB flash drive on Ubuntu. I was in rush, while the writing process is still running I unplugged the USB flash. When I opened it on windows, the files I was trying ...

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