Error opening file .... Read-only file system

Asked by Steve Leach on 2014-05-10

Can you advise me on an error message I am receiving when transferring files from one internal hard drive to another. I am getting an error message:-
Error opening file '/media/WDCG2_.5tb......: Read-only file system

I already have similar files copied onto the relevant drive and there is ample space.

I have tried to change the directory/file properties but it will not allow it

Can you help?

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What file system is the source?
What filesystem is the destination?
How do both drives connect to the system?
What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

Steve Leach (negev10) said : #2

What file system is the source? Fat 32
What filesystem is the destination? ext4 (v1.o)
How do both drives connect to the system?internal drives
What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux steve-System-Product-Name 3.2.0-56-generic #86-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 09:20:45 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Steve Leach (negev10) said : #3

Update - checked the file systems of both sending and receiving drives - both fine.
Opened directories where .avi files are located and sent one of the files that caused an error message and copied to a different internal drive (exactly same set up as the first receiving drive) and the file copied without any problem!
I then resent this file on its own to the first drive, and guess what? it transferred without any problem. I then batch copied 8 files and 12 files of those that had caused the original error message and they appear to be downloading fine.
So the only thing I can think of is that it didn't like have the whole folders copied or the movie I saw last night 'The Leprecaun' had some evil influence on my PC? :)
I will monitor the files to see if they finish without any problem.
Thanks for your help but still don't know what caused the original error.

Fat32 is not very robust at all. Be sure you shutdown properly so that it gets unmounted correctly.

I suggest you dont use Fat32 and use a more reliable filesystem.

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