Fixed: USB Drive Read Only in Ubuntu 13.04

Problem : USB disk/storage devices are auto loaded as Read Only in Ubuntu. When attempting write operation it gives the message like “Read only file system…”.

Reason: Unknown, looks like a bug in the usb disk handling in Ubuntu.

Fix: Run this command to remount as writable disk –

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sudo mount -o remount,rw /media/<username>/<diskname>

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(Pressing tab after /media/<username>/ can help you find the  disk to be provided.)

Kj
Kj [/.] Sreekumar programs computers as a hobby and profession. Into programming from his school days, Sree uses Codemarvels to key in facts and fixes he finds interesting while working on different projects. Some of the articles here give away a few shades of his philosophical leanings too.

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