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external usb drive is readonly after some time

gnurl asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Hi all,

I have mounted an external usb drive on my linux (SLES 10) server. This works fine, besides one thing, after some the drive is readonly only. I have to unmount and remount the drive to make it writeable again.

If I try to touch a file I get the following errors (commands issued one after the other)::

touch test
touch: cannot touch `test': Input/output error
touch test
touch: cannot touch `test': Read-only file system

Does anybody know how to make the drive readwriteable every time?
Are there any timeout parameters fore mount or sleepmodes for the usb drive I can change?

Thank you.
Best regards,
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