Originally posted by amundsen_eric
I did my semi-weekly upgrade (successfully) Tues morn (5/10) and then rebooted Tues evening, unsuccessfully. During boot I get several messages about touch failing because it is a read-only file system. Finally hangs with
Starting system logger: line 930: rc.sysinit /var/log/dmesg:Read-only file system
I'm currently running off a knoppix disc, have run fsck on the drive a couple of times, can mount the drive in knoppix and read/write to it no problem. Have tried to boot some older kernels, all with same results.
This is the kernel version I'm trying to boot
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Had a similar problem when doing a "yum update" yesterday. Looks like something gets confused when remounting the filesystem RW (I only have a small installation with a single "/" filesystem)
In my case I managed to get the system to boot again by modifying /etc/rc.sysinit this way:
[hallvard@paviljong ~]$ diff /etc/rc.sysinit /etc/rc.sysinit.org
< action $"Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode: " mount -n -o remount,rw /dev/hda5 /
> action $"Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode: " mount -n -o remount,rw /
/dev/hda5 is my root filesystem.
(But I get some errormessage about LABEL=/ being a duplicate and so on when shutting down, so I guess I have not compleatly solved the problem)