cannot create mountpoint in /mnt


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  1. #1
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    cannot create mountpoint in /mnt

    I am trying to create a mount point in /mnt like the example below in linux Mint 18.

    sudo mkdir /mnt/myMount

    Which results in a message saying it can not be done because the file system is read-only (?)
    Another computer with the exact same Linux mint executes the command with no problem.
    also, when I try to see what is in it using sudo ls /mnt I get the message can access lost/found input/output fault.

    Listing the permissions of the directory with ls -l results in:

    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 sep 7 23:17 mnt

    What am I doing wrong?

  2. #2
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    The error "system is read-only" versus "Permission denied" which means there could be something wrong with your root filesystem.

    It could be full or maybe corrupted. Look at the output of the df command.

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