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Yearly Archives: 2014

Cannot mount block device //host/share read-only

Posted & filed under Coding Tips.

While trying to setup Samba 4 on Ubuntu 14.04 I got error ‘Cannot mount block device //host/share read-only’ mounting a drive. There didn’t seem to be anything obviously wrong, it just would not work.

I could have been a brickie

Posted & filed under Random Thoughts.

I was raised in Altona North, a working class suburb in the west of Melbourne. My parents were hard working, but we were not ‘well off’. They both came from poor families – there was nothing to inherit. Dad started work as an apprentice moulder and rose to become Victorian branch manager of a SMB…. Read more »