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Old 04-28-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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"block device /dev/sda2 is write-protected, mounting read-only" - fstab problem

Hi, I have a problem with automounting my sda2 drive.

I am able to mount it manually, and my mtab entry looks like this:

/dev/sda2 /root/Desktop/e-storage ext3 rw 0 0

I can read from it and write to it just fine. But if I paste that same line to fstab, when I restart I get that error which says that sda2 is write-protected and it's mounting read-only. I do not understand why it's doing that. Furthermore, it's not even read-only, as I do not see any of the folders and files on the drive until I mount it manually.

If anyone knows what's going on that would be helpful. If I need to provide more information, tell me what to fetch and I'll paste it here.
Old 04-28-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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I am guessing it is because you are trying to mount to /root directory. Create a directory in /mnt called e-storage ' mkdir /mnt/e-storage '. Then change your fstab to this.
/dev/sda2 /mnt/e-storage ext3 rw 0 0



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