I had an issue, with transmission, and my nokia n900 after it crashed the
/home/user/MyDocs folder became readonly, and I could not
delete the torrents and or save any pictures.
This is what I did :
1) From xterm I signed in as root and remounted the filesystem in
/home/user/MyDocs as read and write.
mount -o remount,rw /home/user/MyDocs
2) I deleted the torrents
rm -rf /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/files.torrent*
3)Checked what device was mounted /home/user/MyDocs under
Nokia-N900-42-11:~# df -h
/dev/mmcblk0p1 27.0G 1.3G 25.7G 5% /home/user/MyDocs
4) And runed fsck.vfat to clear filesystem inconsistencies on the
device reported /dev/mmcblk0p1
a) I unmounted filesystem first *****that is very important
Nokia-N900-42-11:~# umount /home/user/MyDocs/
b) Then fsck.vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1
Nokia-N900-42-11:~# fsck.vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1
dosfsck 3.0.1, 23 Nov 2008, FAT32, LFN
alleged total clusters: 442377
checked clusters: 21510
/dev/mmcblk0p1: 1797 files, 21510/442377 clusters
I had to run fsck.vfat a few times until it came up clear v
5) I rebooted the n900 and all was OK.