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Gary J. Kirkpatrick
All of the files on my Ubuntu 16.04 box are read only.  This was not something I chose to do.  Smartdisk says the disk is ok (short test).  At least in come fodlers I can not change permission on that one folder.

Any suggestions?


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Re: all files changed to read only

Compdoc@hotrodpc.com
On 01/09/2018 07:06 AM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:

> Smartdisk says the disk is ok (short test).

Can you post the output of:

sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

(substitute sda for your drive if different)

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Re: all files changed to read only

Gary J. Kirkpatrick


On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 3:12 PM, compdoc <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 01/09/2018 07:06 AM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:

Smartdisk says the disk is ok (short test).

Can you post the output of:

sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

(substitute sda for your drive if different)

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"sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda1 command not found"

Is there another command in lieu of this one








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Re: all files changed to read only

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On 01/09/2018 07:33 AM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:
"sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda1 command not found"

Is there another command in lieu of this one


maybe a screenshot of the smart section in the gnome Disks utility.

Smart will still say a drive is good is there are only a few bad sectors, but any bad sectors are not good and files can be damaged.

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Compdoc@hotrodpc.com
On 01/09/2018 07:49 AM, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:

> What part of that screen?

That might be enough. It says zero bad sectors (reallocated sectors). Is
there a line that mentions Pending Sectors?

The drive isnt that old, and looks good according to smart. Drive errors
can cause it to flip to read-only mode, but there might be other things
going on too.

Have you installed any new programs?

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Re: all files changed to read only

Colin Law
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Look in /var/log/syslog and see if there is any explanation of why.

Colin

On 9 January 2018 at 14:06, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All of the files on my Ubuntu 16.04 box are read only.  This was not
> something I chose to do.  Smartdisk says the disk is ok (short test).  At
> least in come fodlers I can not change permission on that one folder.
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> Any suggestions?
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Re: all files changed to read only

C de-Avillez-2
On Tue, 9 Jan 2018 15:22:35 +0000
Colin Law <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Look in /var/log/syslog and see if there is any explanation of why.

A good chance is the filesystem has been mounted read-only. This might
have happened due to an error in the filesystem (during mount).

You can look at the output of 'mount' to verify is the filesystem is
"ro"; if it is, then probably dmesg, or journalctl, will show what
happened.

Cheers,

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Gary J. Kirkpatrick
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On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 4:22 PM, Colin Law <[hidden email]> wrote:
Look in /var/log/syslog and see if there is any explanation of why.

Colin

On 9 January 2018 at 14:06, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <[hidden email]> wrote:
> All of the files on my Ubuntu 16.04 box are read only.  This was not
> something I chose to do.  Smartdisk says the disk is ok (short test).  At
> least in come fodlers I can not change permission on that one folder.
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> Any suggestions?
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No "Pending Sectors."

In sys log  "GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion 'interface_->priv->connections != NULL' failed"


Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Error creating thumbnail for file:///media/gary16/C1E4-5C03/gary/Music/(05)%20Hijo%20De%20La%20Luna.mp3: Unrecognized image file format
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Unable to create loader for mime type audio/x-wav: Unrecognized image file format
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Error creating thumbnail for file:///media/gary16/C1E4-5C03/gary/Music/fallero%20hymm.wav: Unrecognized image file format
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Unable to create loader for mime type audio/mpeg: Unrecognized image file format
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Error creating thumbnail for file:///media/gary16/C1E4-5C03/gary/Music/O%20brother%20by%20bobbi%20Bailin.mp3: Unrecognized image file format
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: Down: Everything Downloaded| Up: 256KB/sec, Remaining: 42 files, 51.4MB 3m 25s, status is UPLOADING
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: logging in
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Unable to create loader for mime type audio/x-wav: Unrecognized image file format
Jan  9 08:01:34 gary16 gnome-session[1689]: (nautilus:1863): GnomeDesktop-WARNING **: Error creating thumbnail for file:///media/gary16/C1E4-5C03/gary/Music/valencia%20anthem%20voice.wav: Unrecognized image file format


This can be related to PCloud (cloud sync) that I installed the other day.  I've written to them.   I'd been using their client for months then upgraded to a paid account, as it seemed to work fine.  Then I updated to their latest version and it's been acting oddly.  


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Re: all files changed to read only

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On 9 January 2018 at 16:56, C de-Avillez <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> A good chance is the filesystem has been mounted read-only. This might
> have happened due to an error in the filesystem (during mount).

This is a likely cause.

If you are reasonably sure that the drive is not _physically_ bad,
then boot off a CD/DVD/USB-key and run ``fsck -f'' on the drive. This
will probably fix any errors and then it will mount R/W again.

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Re: all files changed to read only

Gary J. Kirkpatrick


On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 5:04 PM, Liam Proven <[hidden email]> wrote:
On 9 January 2018 at 16:56, C de-Avillez <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> A good chance is the filesystem has been mounted read-only. This might
> have happened due to an error in the filesystem (during mount).

This is a likely cause.

If you are reasonably sure that the drive is not _physically_ bad,
then boot off a CD/DVD/USB-key and run ``fsck -f'' on the drive. This
will probably fix any errors and then it will mount R/W again.

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I've been sampling my files and it still appears that the restriction is confined to the  pcloud drive.  Will wait to see what develops-  I have backups of my files fortunately so even if pcloud fails altogether I should be ok.  


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