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All Folders Locked in Linux Mint 14

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by SoCalGeek, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. SoCalGeek

    SoCalGeek Thread Starter

    Nov 20, 2012
    New to Linux. Just installed Linux Mint 14 XFCE on an old Acer Extensa 5620-6830 (1.5 Ghz, 1GB RAM). Used an external HD (which I share with another laptop using Windows 7) to restore all backed up files into folders on Linux PC. Worked fine for an hour, now all folders (Documents, Pictures, etc.) inside and including my main folder (home/username) have lock symbols and I can't save anything to them. The only thing I've done since installing Linux Mint was turn on my firewall, update via update manager, then used the commands apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in the terminal. I've tried using the command sudo chown -R username:username /home/username and it gives me a very long list telling me it's "changing ownership" and lists everything as "Read-only file system" at the end. Files and folders remain locked after restart as well.

    I also get this message at startup:

    Failed to apply network settings

    IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: `/var/lib/blueman/network.state'

    Your might not be able to connect to the Bluetooth network via this machine

    Also, whenever I attempt to connect to my web browser I get a message saying "Failed to execute default Web Browser. Input/output error."

    Not sure if any of these messages are related but it all started happening in one session. What's going on here?
  2. rikai


    Jul 30, 2011
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    It appears your filesystem may be mounted as read-only. Did you hibernate in Windows?

    Try the command "mount -o remount,rw /<dev>/<partition>" without quotes. <dev> and <partition> is the partition your filesystem is installed on (such as /dev/hda1).
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