Dear internets,

Haalp. What does it mean when a drive goes read-only when booted therefrom, and yet it appears just fine and dandy (and writeable) when you boot from a livestick and take a look at that same drive?

SMART reports no problems, fsck reports no problems.

Is there a diagnostic path for this?


Desperate in Durham (No Clue in NC)


Oh, I probably should have mentioned that I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on both the drive and the stick.

The drive is a newly-purchased SSD which was working fine until I tried to muck with /etc/fstab -- but un-mucking it doesn't seem to help.

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