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Old 02-08-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
JosipMiller
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Centos 5 starting read only


Hello

I have got CentOS 5 installed and I noticed that there are errors in startup which are indicating read only filesystem (logs cannot be written into etc.) and finally it stuck at: "starting system logger".

Any ideas how to fix it ?

Thanks,

Josip

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Old 02-08-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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Hi,

could you please tell us what message exactly appears at which point of the boot procedure?
Is your /var filesystem read-only?
 
Old 02-08-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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I have got CentOS 5 installed and I noticed that there are errors in startup which are indicating read only filesystem (logs cannot be written into etc.) and finally it stuck at: "starting system logger".

Any ideas how to fix it ?
I'd start by getting to single user mode and running fsck on the filesystem with errors.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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A read-only filesystem (that shouldn't be read-only) usually indicates one of two things: the filesystem is damaged, or you have a hardware fault with the underlying disk or disk controller.

If the filesystem is damaged then you can fix this with fsck.

Faults with the disk are more common than the disk controller, since disks have moving parts and therefore a more limited life.

One thing that might help you: if you can get to a shell after booting, then run
Code:
dmesg
— this will tell you what the last errors reported by the kernel were.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 04:34 AM   #5
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I'd start by getting to single user mode and running fsck on the filesystem with errors.
Sorry I neglected to notify that problem is solved: there were too much errors in filesystem caused by media problems.

Thank you all.

Josip
 
  


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