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Old 08-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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help rm: cannot remove : Read-only file system

i was testing a rsync by copy a bunch of files from /lib and /sbin
to my temp folders. Then try to remove the temp folder.

For some reason, I cannot remove them. I do everything by root user.
Here is what i tried. Is there other way to remove them?

# pwd
[root@ m1]# ls -l mkfs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 6912 Jul 27 2005 mkfs
[root@ m1]# chmod 777 mkfs
chmod: changing permissions of `mkfs': Read-only file system
[root@ m1]# rm -f mkfs
rm: cannot remove `mkfs': Read-only file system
Old 08-21-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Let's see output from the following:
  • # mount
  • # file /mnt/md0/temp/m1/mkfs

Please post the output in code tags.
Old 08-21-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Guess it is a read only filesystem , check following what upstair say


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