[ubuntu-uk] External drive is stuck at read-only.

Andrew Jenkins adjenkins at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 20:47:38 GMT 2008

Daniel Davies wrote:
> Andrew Jenkins wrote:
>> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">I've 
>> recently been playing with a NAS drive. To set
>> it up I had it connected as an external USB drive.
>> All was going well, fdisk, mkfs, etc. and I moved a
>> couple of Gb of files to it.
>> After I disconnected it and plugged it back into my
>> machine it suddenly decided to be a read-only file
>> system.  I remember a pen-drive of mine doing the
>> same thing and I ended up having to redo the mkfs to
>> cure it.  This isn't a problem with a 512Mb pen
>> drive but with a 500Gb drive with over 100Gb of files
>> already on there it's not really an option.
>> Any other answers?  I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gnome).
>> Andy Jenkins.
>> </div>
> This could be to do with unmounting. Did you unmount the drives properly 
> before disconnecting them?
> Right click; Unmount device or Eject.
> Daniel Davies
I'm pretty certain I did but then we all make mistakes.  If that's what 
caused it how
do I put it right (without a reformat that is)?


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