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Re: USB drive mounted Read-only; what to do ?

On Sun, 2014-12-21 at 16:46 -0300, Renaud OLGIATI wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:30:39 +0000
> Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> > > Only fly in the ointment is that gparted still complains that:
> > > Unable to open /dev/sdi read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdi has been opened read-only.  
> > Hve you not yet come to terms with the fact that your USB stick has
> > cocked its toes up?
> I still doubt that, given I can read the contents.

It's my experience that SD cards and USB flash drives eventually go
read-only, presumably when there are no spare working flash blocks left
to replace those that have worn out. Some cheap ones I've had have only
lasted a mater of months, other are going strong after many years.


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