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Old 09-29-2006, 09:58 AM   #1
The Redneck
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fsck failed


Hey all,

I'm dual booting with suse 9.2 on an up to date computer. Anyway, when I start my comp it goes through the usall GRUB boot loader stuff, then instead of loading linux, it takes me to a black screen with text all over it. The text goes down several pages until it say exactly as follows:

fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. The root file system is currently mounted read-only. To remount it read-write do:

bash# mount -n -o remount,rw /


to make a short story long...

-----HELP!!!

Thanks,

The Redneck

P.S. If you have a solution, please state it in plain English, seeing that I'm not so great with Linux Lingo. However feel free to translate it into Linux Lingo so I can at least learn somthing.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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1. Have you tried
Code:
mount -n -o remount,rw
?

2. Do you have much important data on that disk?

3. Happy Penguins.
 
Old 09-29-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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I tried what you said and it gave me a list of command options (which is too long to post). However, I really dont know what I'm doing and I don't want to screw up anything else because I do have some important stuff on the drive. If you know of any commands that I could enter to remount, that would be appreciated.

Thanks,

The Redneck
 
Old 09-29-2006, 10:53 PM   #4
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The given command, mount -n -o remount,rw is telling the mount program to:

-n = don't write to /etc/mtab (probably because if it is mounted read only, it can't write to it)

-o = options to follow (as strings), in this case, remount the drive with r(ead) and w(rite).

If your computer failed to do those things, we need to see the output for us to help. It sounds like the disk has some sort of problem if fsck is being called.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 09-30-2006, 12:11 AM   #5
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it happend to me before all i did was I
issued the fsck command? hope this helps| 3

for example:
bash# fsck /dev/hda1

Last edited by kenji; 09-30-2006 at 12:13 AM.
 
  


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