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Old 12-15-2005, 04:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy Ext3 root partition read only error on boot


Hi, everybody. I have just installed Slackware 10.2, but when I try to boot it, this error occurs:

testing root filesystem status: read-only filesystem
checking root filesystem:
fsck 1.38
/dev/hda3: ext3 journal superblock has an unknown read-only feature
/dev/hda3: unexpected inconsistency; run fsck manually.

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an error occured during the root filesystem chevk. You will now be given a chance to log into the system in single-user mode to fix the problem.
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Any ideas on how to fix my partition to not being ro?
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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There may be a problem with your fstab. So, boot up using a Live CD like KNOPPIX, and from there browse to your partition's /etc/fstab file. Open that up in a text editor, and you should see a line like this among any others:

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/dev/hda3	/	ext3	defaults   	1	1
If it is different to that, try changing it to the above line - that may help solve the problem (defaults includes rw).

-jk
 
Old 12-15-2005, 06:29 AM   #3
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It wasn't that. Obviously there was something wrong with the partition (I had formatted it under windows with Acronis). I reinstalled slackware, but this time choosing to format the partition and the problem was fixed.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 07:01 PM   #4
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Glad it's working.

-jk

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