sdcard-ext starts giving 'read only' errors until reboot

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Support' started by vertigoelectric, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. vertigoelectric

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    A few weeks ago I had a problem saving anything to the external SD card or renaming/deleting anything on it. All attempts resulted in error messages saying it's a read-only file system. After a reboot, the problem went away.

    I didn't notice it again until the past couple of days. Now it seems to be happening more frequently.

    It's a hassle to have to wait for the phone to reboot each time I need to fix this, so I'm looking for either a permanent fix or a way to quickly remount sdcard-ext. (removing and reinserting the physical card itself is also too much hassle because I would have to remove my otterbox case, and if you have one of those you know it's not easy to remove).

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 94lt1

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    Backup all if your SD card files and then reformat your SD card. That's your best bet. If that fails, I would probably consider another SD card. But I bet a reformat will do the trick. Had this issue with my bionic.

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    I should've asked first... are you rooted or stock??
    My suggestion worked for my stock at the time bionic

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    +1 on this, but make sure the formatting of the card is done by the PHONE, NOT the PC!
     
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    I am rooted, and reformatting sounds like a perfectly reasonable solution. Also, yes I know to reformat with the phone.

    Thanks.

    I just have to make absolutely sure that I'm reformatting SDCARD-EXT and not SDCARD.
     
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