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Old 12-11-2003, 03:19 PM   #1
GTBlackwell
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Read Only hard disk?


On my Linux machine I have a second hard drive used for storing media files. I was trying to free up some space from it, but linux won't let me delete anything, saying that the disk is a read only file system. I even tried removing files as Root, but it says the same thing. How can it be a read only system? I've written files to the drive, but I can't remove them? I tried changing the write permissions, but it says my Root user doesn't have authorization. Any ideas?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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Post your /etc/fstab file and the output of the command mount, please.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 02:25 AM   #3
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hello GTBlackwell
your /etc/fstab should look like the following with "rw" (read-write) option:

/dev/hdb /mnt/dvd auto users,owner,rw etc... etc...
pls make sure that the "rw" is in the fourth column
 
Old 12-16-2003, 11:16 AM   #4
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Originally posted by krussell
/dev/hdb /mnt/dvd auto users,owner,rw
I hope you're not trying to mount a DVD-ROM as read-write! That, and I didn't know that Linux supported UDF writing in that way ...
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