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Old 02-15-2004, 03:11 AM   #1
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Errors on Boot: Read-Only file system

I am having a problem with my box right now (SuSE 8.2) where I get lots of errors when booting regarding Read-Only file system. It also says I can't log in because of the permissions on TTY.

I think the problem is related to, or caused by a problem I was having with /dev/null. I was trying to get rid of some stuff and I think I overwrite the device with a normal file. That's when I started having problems. However, I booted off the install cd and went into the repair mode, which loaded a kernel. Then I mounted my root partition, and chrooted into it. I went to /dev and removed null, and then created it with mknod /dev/null c 1 3, then chmoded it to go+w.

However, this didn't seem to fix the problem, because on the boot I got the same read-only errors. There are some other files that come up when I boot with this same error. It is really anoying.

Any idea what could be wrong? Or why the mknod isn't fixing it. Is it maybe because it is booting of another kernel, and I need to mount something else, like proc?

I could really use some help.
Old 02-15-2004, 04:03 AM   #2
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if the disk is ext2fs, then run the fsck from the rescue disk or the boot prompt.


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