Remouting went ok as I said earlier.
Turns out the problem was something else...
That stable box was once updated to testing by accident,
it was downgraded again, but never rebooted.
So everything went great untill today; new kernel and reboot.
The wrong init scripts were loaded and that caused the / partition
to mount as ro. (guess the downgrade wasn't succesfull).
I did a force-overwrite on the sysvinit package, rebooted and everything
is ok again.
Took me a while to figure that one out