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Old 12-21-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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/home partition is read-only write protected


So here's the lowdown

I'm running Fedora 6 and have two hard drives.

hda has /boot, /, and swap partitions.

hdb1 has /usr partition
hdb2 has /home partition

I had to reinstall Fedora 6 and reformatted all of hda and hdb1. Now I cannot access the /home partition.

I have edited /etc/fstab.

When I boot linux i get a message saying /dev/hdb2 (/home) is read-only and write protected and has failed to mount.

hdb2 will also not mount when i have logged on as root and tried to mount through the command line.



Old 12-21-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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I can think of two possibilities to look into:

1) your /etc/fstab boot options for /dev/hdb2

2) your recent re-installation of FC. Since /dev/hdb2 isn't mounting, it should make it easier to verify this. Boot into either runlevel 1 or 3. cd to /, then run ls. If you see a /home directory, the new installation of FC isn't using /home on /dev/hdb2 because it already as /home on the / partition.


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