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Old 08-08-2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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read only filesystem


Hello All
i have a vfta partition mounted on /mnt/mydir
When i try to dlete a file on this partition , i get a strange message from rm
unable to delete file ...read only filesystem ..
Yet , the permission on this file enable me to delete it .. i am the owner ...in fact in this directory ..i can't even rename a file
An idea ..? Thanks for help
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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If it was mounted with ro (look at your /etc/fstab) then you
won't be able to delete it, no matter who is the owner or
what the permissions say.


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Old 08-08-2004, 09:23 PM   #3
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Is vfta a file system? Never heard of it...
Anyway, post here the output of
cat /etc/fstab
and we'll try to help.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:35 PM   #4
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i think he means vfat ...
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help
MOre Details .
I have made a mistake in my previous message : it's a vfat filesystem
How can i see if the partition is mounted with ro ...? the file /etc/fstab hasn't changed ...
thanks ..
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:50 PM   #6
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Just type mount<enter>

That should list the status of all mounted filesystems.


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Old 08-08-2004, 09:53 PM   #7
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Yes, sure...
Just look for the line where it states your partition mounted on /mnt/mydir, as you say. You should find some parameters after the "mounted on" section. "ro" is read-only and no permission is going to change that. If you find "rw" the partition is read-write, and the problem is elsewhere.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:55 PM   #8
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When i use mount command , the partition /dev/hdb.. on /mnt/mydir is mounted in rw mode ..
Yet i can't for example delete an image file on /mnt/mydir ...
Rm tells me : unable to remove file ..read only filesystem
 
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ls -lr /mnt/mydir
Did the files you're trying to delete come from a CD
by any chance?


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Old 08-08-2004, 10:12 PM   #10
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ls -lr tells me that i have read , write , and execute permisions on all the file
 
Old 08-08-2004, 11:41 PM   #11
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And you're positive it's vfat and not ntfs?


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Old 08-09-2004, 12:01 AM   #12
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Thanks
No vfat filesystem ...
MOunt command tells me that :/dev/hdb4 on /mnt/mydir ( vfat ) ..rw
strange ..isn't it ?
 
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How about the permissions on /mnt/mydir
itself?


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Old 08-09-2004, 12:16 AM   #14
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Here's the output given by ls -lr for /mnt/mydir
drwxr-xr-x
Full permissions for this owner of the directory ...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 01:43 AM   #15
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Hello All
NO more Ideas for this problem ?
Perhaps the partition is corrupted ..? because of an unexpected power off ...?
 
  


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