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My install linux Centos 6.5, 64 bit system is now a read only install. I cannot write to it.
Does that mean it had been working for some time and now you get this message? I doubt that CentOS 6.5 is going to show your drives as hd? rather than sd?. What changes did you make to the system just prior to this? Becoming read only geneerally happens with a problem with the filesystem and you need to run fsck on the system.
Your guess is correct. Also, when I installed CentOS 6.5, it was still using Grub Legacy. switched to Grub2 with 7.0. What happened to your boot directory? You should be able to copy the necessary files from the installation medium of CentOS but you would need to modify the grub.conf/menu.lst file to suit your machine or else create a new one.
Changing to read only often happens with a corrupted filesystem and as suggested above, you could try running fsck on whichever partition it is. Why do you think you need to re-populate your boot and grub directories? Have you mounted your boot partition and the files are not there?