Skip to main content

How to mount a hard disk as read-only from the terminal

You do not mount '''/dev/sda''', that refers to the entire disk. You mount '''/dev/sda1''' or whatever partition you want. Make a mount point, call it anything you like.

sudo mkdir /media/2tb

Mount as Read Only

sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda1 /media/2tb

When your done, you should unmount the disk

sudo umount /media/2tb

See man mount or