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Re: Flash Drive suddenly read only?

On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 11:27:52PM -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2021 14:00:31 +0800
> kaye n <guikaye@gmail.com> wrote:
> > When I plug in my usb flash drive to my desktop computer, I can edit
> > certain libreoffice calc files saved in that flash drive. But after I
> > try to copy several dbf files from the desktop computer hard drive to
> > the flash drive via the terminal, it says it's read only. When I open
> > the calc files again, they are now read only and cannot be edited.
> What file system is on the flash drive? What does gparted or parted
> report?
> Are the files marked read only (ro), or is the entire flash drive
> mounted ro?
> Are you editing the calc files from Linux or Windows?
> How, exactly, are you mounting the flash drive under Linux. What
> command?
> How long has this been going on?

What do the logs say? /var/log/syslog, or .../messages? Or however
systemd folks call that stuff these days).

If there's an event forcing the OS to put the file system in read-only
mode (e.g. write error), you will see traces of it in the system logs.

 - t

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