hi, ro means read only.(in fstab)
see what happens if you change ro to user or rw.
Mount the filesystem read-write. Again, using this option might alleviate confusion on the part of new Linux users who are frustrated because they can't write to their floppies, Windows partitions, or other media.
Another thing you could try....
Make sure the disk is loaded in the system.
change to the root directory and
it should output a list of files.
to be sure , to be sure.
"removes files recursively throughout the directories."
then once you're sure it is the right drive.... type and execute as root
rm -rf *.*
That command is very dangerous with root priv. It removes files recursively throughout the directories, if any, then removes the directories too!...
you may have a trojan on there, mbr?