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    Read only filesystem fix?

    Hey all,
    Ubuntu 19.10 on a System76 Kudu laptop

    So I have a second HD in my laptop that i've never used, and I've discovered that it wasn't even mounted...
    So, I made this entry in my /etc/fstab

    Code:
    UUID=e811bcf7-fbf1-4822-91ba-73cc0d52b6c7 /media/terra    ext4    user,errors=remount-ro,auto,exec,rw
    And that seemed to work, I can see the drive now, but I can't change anything - "Read-only filesystem"

    Does anyone know how I can fix this?

    I can provide more info if you tell me what you need.

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    Thread moved to System76 Support.

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    Does it allow you to chown it?

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    Not a System76-specific question.

    Anyways, a read-only file system is the way that the OS tries to protect storage from more corruption.

    a) The fstab entry is missing 2 columns on the far right. These are critical.
    b) You should umount the /media/terra and run an fsck against the file system device. It is mapped from the UUID, but we can't see which device it should be or even if the UUID used is correct. lsblk output would help greatly.
    c) if the fsck doesn't fix the issue, then checking the HDD for SMART problems would be my next step. smartctl is the tool, smartmontools is the package name (I think). Run a test, then run a report using smartctl.

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    oh my freaking god, how did i not realize that??!?

    thank you uRock!

    shuffles away mumbling....

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    Not a System76-specific question.
    yea, not sure why slickymaster moved it.

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelmcole View Post
    yea, not sure why slickymaster moved it.
    Because it contained an unnecessary keyword?
    Providing just enough relevant information is a fine line.

    Did the chmod work? If so, please say that and mark the thread "SOLVED" using the thread-tools button so other people don't waste time.
    Last edited by TheFu; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:43 PM.

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    Re: Read only filesystem fix?

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelmcole View Post
    oh my freaking god, how did i not realize that??!?

    thank you uRock!

    shuffles away mumbling....
    Permissions is why I decided to start adding drives to fstab and creating all of my logins with the same username.

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