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Old 03-09-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Read-only file system


This is now the second time this has happened to me. When I logged into my server this morning, I noticed that everything was running in read-only. Even as root, I couldn't delete or modify a single file. When I tried to delete a file, i would get the following message after being told that I am unable to delete the file:

"Read-only file system"

Anyone have a clue why this is happening? Yesterday everything was working just fine. The first time, I thought it was just a fluke. But since this is the second time it has happened, I want to figure out what is causing it.

Any idea?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 11:40 AM   #2
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Just a WAG but if there is a filesystem error it might get remounted read only, check the options in /etc/fstab.

Also check the logs for any errors.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:39 PM   #3
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can you give me an idea of what i'm looking for in the logs?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 04:30 PM   #4
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Could it be b/c my harddrive is full? If so, how would i find out if it is indeed full and then find out what file is taking up all the space.

The reason I ask this is b/c in one partition, I can read/write files all I want. Here is my partition table:

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14589 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 10212 81923467+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 10213 10277 522112+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 10278 14589 34636140 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 10278 10282 40131 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 10283 14589 34595946 b Win95 FAT32

In /dev/hda6 I can create and write files. In /dev/hda2, I cannot. Does this help?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 08:00 PM   #5
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strange...

When i finally stuck a monitor onto my server, i noticed that the following error message was being written across the screen repeatedly:


"EXT3-fs error (device ide0(3,2)) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted"

What the heck does that mean - I assume it is not good.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:29 AM   #6
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anybody got a clue?
 
  


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