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097. Why is My Root File System Read-Only?




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This article is from the Frequently Asked Questions for Linux, the Free/Open Source UNIX-like operating system kernel that runs on many modern computer systems. Maintained by David C. Merrill with numerous contributions by others. (v1.0).

097. Why is My Root File System Read-Only?

A: To understand how you got into this state, see EXT2-fs: warning: mounting unchecked file system.

Remount it. If /etc/fstab is correct, you can simply type:

 mount -n -o remount /                                                       

If /etc/fstab is wrong, you must give the device name and possibly the type, too: e.g.

mount -n -o remount -t ext2 /dev/hda2 /                                      

 

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