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For some reason, I have recently been having problems where my SanDisk 32GB Cruzer USB Flash Drive will mount as read-only. It was occasional at first, but now it is full blown and will not allow any ...
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Linux - How do I make a single folder RW and the rest of the filesystem RO?

I have successfully configured my Debian Linux's file system to be read-only. I made several changes, however the file relevant to this question is /etc/fstab: proc /proc proc ...
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I am using Linux kernel 3.4.56 and I was working with a USB stick but while doing a system upgrade procedure, it went into read-only mode. And now it doesn't allow me to write or delete anything. I ...
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I'm running TomatoUSB on a Broadcom-based broadband router. I have a busybox-style shell available to me. I'd like to have a partition on the attached USB hard drive mounted in /data under the root ...
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Does `ro` matter in CD-ROM mounts?

As far I know, /dev/cdrom usually provides a read-only device. However, some sources suggest to add ro in the /etc/fstab and others not. Is there a difference between /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto ...
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I am not talking about tweaking fstab or about the use of the "mount" program... I was thinking of tune4fs, btrfstune and the like : I'd like to know if you've heard of any filesystem being able to ...
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I have a flash drive mounted in read-only mode. I cannot unmount it, but I want to be able to write to it. I tried mounting it in a second place but that didn't work. It is in use, so I cannot unmount ...
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How to mount an external USB drive on Linux read-only?

I need to restore a directory on a Linux (CentOS) file server from an external USB drive. It's the only copy, and I don't want to risk any of the data being altered on it by some mistake with rsync or ...
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Read-only file system RHEL

I am using a RHEL 5.5 on my PC. I was playing around with chmod and chown. suddenly my home folder become read-only. all the folders in /home/goutham/, where goutham is username, became read-only. I ...
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How to make your ubuntu filesystem read-only

I wonder whether there is a way to make my ubuntu read-only when I mount it on another linux system. Let me clear what I want. I have a usb stick on where my ubuntu is installed. However, the problem ...
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How to make text editors respect read-only file permissions as root?

I just discovered that nano, KWrite and Kate all silently overwrite read-only files when editing as root -- even if the file permissions are 400 (-r--------). It also doesn't matter if root is the ...
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how to format readonly iso9660 USB drive

I have USB drive and its file system is read-only ISO9660. How do I format it? It always says "Readonly FS"
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How to copy a Read-Only file and make the copy writable with a single cp command?

How to copy a Read-Only file in Linux and make the copy writable with a single cp command in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)? The --no-preserve and --preserve seemed to be good candidates, except that they ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of read-only filesystem

I work for a company that makes portable devices running Linux and I was recently asked to make the underlying file system read-only for "security" purposes. Since the distribution is based on ...
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Linux user that can read-only all files? [duplicate]

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How can I create a user with read-only access to all files? (ie root without writing permissions)

For backing up my server, I would like to remotely access it via SSH. To minimize all risks, it want to user a user who only has read access, but to all files, just like root. However, he shouldn't ...