raspberry pi 2bplus and I've installed the latest Raspbian strectch on it. I've connected External HardDrive to the pi.
I'm running into a really weird problem that doesn't make sense to me but that's probably because of my lack of knowledge related to Linux systems.
I've plex installed on the pi. Plex can detect & read the contents of the disk.
The problem is when the pi boots up, the external drive is read write filesystem and therefore I can create, delete and copy files on the disk however as soon as a software for example like Firefox or Megatools tries to write something on the external disk, it can't write to the disk & it complains that the file system is Read only file system.
The disk is in good health.
I've tried downloading stuff like
sudo megadl "the url" on the external harddrive but I still get the same error.
Why does my external drive suddenly change into read only file system when a software tries to write something on it? How can I fix this?
PS: After firefox/megatools fails with the error mentioned above, I can no longer write/delete contents off of the external disk
Intenso 4TB harddrive. The disk for ext3 formatted.