Ubuntu :: Files Locked - Can't Remove From Flash Drive

May 3, 2010

I want to use my flash drive, but I had files I put on using Ubuntu a few weeks back. Now I can only open them in read only copies and can't remove them, from the flash drive. I also have had some issues with file permissions on the hard drive. I was planning on reinstalling after a backup but now I don't know if that would be logical because the files might all be locked. I wanted to reinstall because I have issues with USB and these file issues.

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Ubuntu :: Delete Files On Flash Drive "locked"?

Jun 6, 2010

I got a free flash drive from Columbia College that has some files I want to remove. I did the right click thing and they are read only. I tried to change to read and write but I got. Sorry, could not change the permissions of "ColumbiaCollegeViewbook.pdf": Error setting permissions: Read-only file system

Now this thing only shows up as 5.4 MB Yea that is right Megabytes! But I have a plan for it. So is there any way to get the files off so I can put mine on it?

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Jan 20, 2010

This happens in my main computer with Slackware and Arch.

Code:

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Password:
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[code]....

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Apr 29, 2011

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In my ~/.bashrc I add the paths to some executables in the SDK, only if the directory exists, and only if the path is not already in $PATH. For the Android NDK this works fine, but for the SDK I get this:

Code:
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bash: /home/snfo/Android/sdk/platform-tools/adb: No such file or directory
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Aug 17, 2010

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Is there any way to use the flash drive as a Hard Drive? like install Ubuntu on the flash drive and have the flash drive act as a hard drive - so that if I boot with the flash drive in the computer I can boot of of the flash drive and it would act as a hard drive?

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Feb 20, 2015

So I made a text file on a windows machine and brought it home on a flashdrive. When I opened it in PCMan File manager it did not show, but executing ls in a terminal shows the text file just fine. It is the only one that appears to be missing in PCManfm. I've had a similar problem going the other direction (Linux to Windows, but with pdfs) many months ago. here is ls -l

Code: Select all/media/FE32-A2F6/Translation/Kevin$ ls -l
total 2344
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The file is Translation.txt. What is different about this file that it would do such a thing? It doesn't look at all different from above.

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Sep 25, 2010

I am unable to update/install and uninstall software because something locked up on me. I'm using Suse 10.3 When i click on install/remove software or try to use updates I get the following error.

Code:
System management is locked by the application with pid 2970 (/usr/sbin/packagekitd). Close this application before trying again. Rebooting has no effect and i could probably try opening packagekitd, but still unsure of what to do with it if I did.

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Jan 5, 2010

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Apr 7, 2011

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I've tried a few distribution iso's; Ubuntu desktop, xubuntu, linux mint. Same thing every time: Installation hangs after clicking next at the screen that checks for specs, space and online status. I can boot from another thumb drive with little trouble, but cannot install from there either. I've tried running GParted, but running it from the meny leads to it crashing. Running it from the terminal still crashes; running it with 'sudo gparted /dev/sda' it runs, and from here I can do most things; I can remove and create partitions, and format to my hearts content. But trying to change flags brings up this error: 'Failed to mount "Uden Navn" The enclosing drive for the volume is locked'. When I close that popup, this comes up in the terminal: 'udevadm settle is not permittet while udev is unconfigured'

I understand that the drive could be locked somehow because of the crash. So I took it out, connected it to another machine, removed the partitions and changed to a guid partition table, and made absolutely certain that the drive had finished ejecting before disconnecting it. Nothing. I tried another harddrive: Nothing I've reset and flashed the bios: Both nothing. I've tried updating GParted; it tells me I have the current version. I've let Xubuntu run thru its updating process from the thumbdrive, and even though it gives me a couple errors underway, it gets thru. But it doesn't help

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Nov 10, 2010

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Jun 18, 2010

I'm currently using Win Xp and am having a major issue with a virus. I told a friend I was thinking of reinstalling windows, but he suggested Linux. He made me a disk with Linux on it but the problem is is that the virus has locked everything up so I can't access my D drive and the cd won't start automatically. I'm also unable to run most downloads...

My questions are:
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Jul 15, 2010

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Apr 15, 2010

I have recovered most of my USB drive, but a couple of folders are locked and look like files. I'm unable to change permissions on them and "You are not the owner so you cannot change these permissions." appears in the properties tab. The owner is "184444735 - user #-184444735" and the group is "17414907" which makes no sense to me. Most other folders and files are OK. The disaster I recovered from was a partition move that failed. I used fsck to get most things back. Any idea how I get these couple of folders (the most important one is one of them "Documents" of course). to be visible?

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Jun 19, 2010

I've just started using the amazingly useful Ubuntu One, but I can't sync files from my computer, due to the pesky locked keyring, default, which wishes to be unlocked. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the password for the default keyring is. Is there any way I could find this out? I've included a screenshot, just in case.

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Jul 2, 2010

I have a laptop that I have been running 64bit lucid on after some problems with NFS Samba and SMB the installation got a bit trashed after some workarounds I removed nautilus completely and rebooted and got the looping login screen........ then I tried a suggestion to purge gdm but that left me with a blank grey screen and a mouse pointer. X11 has failed so I have no graphics

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May 15, 2011

Nautilus problem in ubuntu 11.04 I recently upgraded and now having problems with nautilus.

1) I don't know for sure if it's related but all of the icons on my desktop (files located in desktop) have little lock symbols in the upper right-hand corner of the icon.

2) I cannot open files from the desktop (because they are evidently locked)

3) I cannot open any of the folders listed when I go to "Places" (between Applications and System top of the screen) Running nautilus from the terminal, I CAN go to different folders and open files in the usual manner.

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Sep 17, 2010

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Jul 14, 2011

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Mar 2, 2010

I have just recently setup our network with an Ubuntu server which is being accessed by one Ubuntu workstation with nfs, & one XP workstation with Samba. Following instructions from the web, I set permissions like this:

sudo chmod 777 /media/Data sudo chown -R curley:curley /media/Data The problem is that files created in Samba are locked from nfs & vice/versa. I am assuming I need to add the nfs network share to the Curley group or use something more global than curley to make this work?

Samba is working ok from Ubuntu when browsing through Nautilus, but there is no access to shares when doing things like uploading or downloading files to the web (the "save file" window only shows local folders). So I guess I wouldn't mind just using Samba if I could map a folder in Samba to solve that problem.

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