SD card suddenly read-only

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Oct 14 01:19:24 BST 2008

2008/10/14 Willy K. Hamra <w.hamra1987 at>:
> it looks like a corruptio in the filesystem. do you have a windows
> machine? theyusually handle fat filesystems better, you can put it
> there, and run chkdsk on it.
> or you can use fsck.vfat in kubuntu (not sure if it's good, never tried
> it before), but remember to umount it first.
> sudo umount /dev/sdb1
> sudo fsck.vfat /dev/sdb1 -v -r
> (-r will run it in interactive repair mode)
> if this doesn't solve it, i guess you're only option is
> sudo umount /dev/sdb1
> sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /somewhere -o rw,force
> (use at your own risk)

I don't have access to a Windows machine, but I will format the card
when I do. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen


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