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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

nokia n900 goes readonly

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.

Code:

mount -o remount,rw /home/user/MyDocs

2) I deleted the torrents

Code:

rm -rf /home/user/MyDocs/Downloads/files.torrent*

3)Checked what device was mounted /home/user/MyDocs under

Code:

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

Code:

Nokia-N900-42-11:~# umount /home/user/MyDocs/

b) Then fsck.vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1
Code:

Nokia-N900-42-11:~# fsck.vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1
dosfsck 3.0.1, 23 Nov 2008, FAT32, LFN
alleged total clusters: 442377
4424
8848
13272
17696
checked clusters: 21510
/dev/mmcblk0p1: 1797 files, 21510/442377 clusters
Nokia-N900-42-11:~#

I had to run fsck.vfat a few times until it came up clear v

5) I rebooted the n900 and all was OK.

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