All Folders Locked in Linux Mint 14

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

SoCalGeek

Thread Starter
Joined
Nov 20, 2012
Messages
10
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?
 

rikai

Matt
Joined
Jul 30, 2011
Messages
88
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).
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top