URGENT- Something is really wrong

Get alot of “System is read only” error messages everywhere.
When i reboot i have to fix filesystem with fsck manually.
What do I do? What is wrong?

Is your file system full by chance?

  1. What are the results of df -h | grep -v loop?
  2. Does the fsck actually fix anything? Or report anything?
  3. What was the last thing you were working on before it all went bad?

If the disk is full, you can use something like ncdu to find where most of your disk has been used. ie - cd / && sudo ncdu.

  1. Filsystem Størrelse Brukt Tilgj. Bruk% Montert på
    udev 16G 0 16G 0% /dev
    tmpfs 3,2G 2,0M 3,2G 1% /run
    /dev/sdb6 91G 28G 58G 33% /
    tmpfs 16G 36M 16G 1% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 5,0M 4,0K 5,0M 1% /run/lock
    tmpfs 16G 0 16G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/sdb2 511M 7,8M 504M 2% /boot/efi
    tmpfs 3,2G 32K 3,2G 1% /run/user/1000

  2. It fixes the inodes and some error

  3. Just made a new install just working on setting it up

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And i get that same damn dpkg error again! need to run dpkg --configure -a
I am starting to think that my drive is defect

Guys! I had to click “users” and the unlock my user account.
Should I make another user? Should I keep the user locked? What exactly is this?
Can someone give me a good explaination about this and what I can do to make my life easier?

There are five actions that you can execute when user settings are unlocked.
1.Change user name
2.Change password
3 Allow automatic login
4.Remove User/Add User
5.View account activity
You can create new users as needed or desired. The setting will lock after a given time for security reasons. Unlock when taking the actions listed.

The old system, note it is not working like that now. Did not ask for the password
when installing various packages or applications. Now when I run for example
software center, the system asks for a password and then the application is
installed. My guss is that the system unlocks this when entering the password?
I think the system is OK now…

Asking for the password is actually standard Ubuntu behavior. Not so much on Windows, though. Maybe you turned it off somehow for your prior installation and an upgrade turned it back on.

I usually use this from the command line to have the system up to date :

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt autoremove

The behaviour you describe about password or unlocking user sounds not normal.

Please see other discussions Made a new and better description of my problem or Hi! My system is not in good shape and show us the outputs of suggested commands.

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Mmm not really. User’s password is only asked for :
⋅ loging into your session ( unless you’ve set automatic login )
⋅ performing administrative tasks ( which modify files, system-side ).

In a regular day-to-day usage, password’s not needed.

Well, define day-to-day…
I use the terminal with the superuser and launch synaptic at least once a day.
So yeah, for me, password input is pretty standard.

So you are performing administrative tasks on a day to day basis.

If you were a « regular » user and not an « administrator » you would not need password so often.

The important things here are the why and the when password is asked.

ie. if you need your password for something else than login or administrative tasks → there is a problem.