How to change drives from read only to rand and write?

just installed an ssd, mounted it, making sure it’s mounted when i boot my PC, but i still can’t use it, the mountpoint is read only, how to make it possible to read & write?

What filesystem?

EXT4 filesystem

Try changing the ownership of the mountpoint:

sudo chown user:user /path/to/mountpoint

Replace user with your real username.

1 Like

how to know my username?



in a terminal.

1 Like

You don’t really need your username.

Just write:

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER [path/to/device]

should add the -R so it will make you owner of everything.

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /path/to/mountpoint



-R, --recursive operate on files and directories recursively

However, in this case, it seemed that the partition didn’t contain anything to begin with.

At least that is how I understood it.

have you tried putting it in fstab? what file system is on the SSD personallyt I format my drives as soon as I install them get rid of ntfs system and use ext4. then check to see if its being reconignized by doing either sudo blkid or lsblk. you dont need sudo for lsblk


1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 2 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.