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Old 07-03-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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Red Hat Server Problems with Command Line and MySQL

For some reason my Red Hat server keeps dieing on me. I get mysql.sock errors on all my website that connect to MySQL. I have found out that these are coming from the mysqld keeps shutting down. So when I try to start it again I get this error.
# service mysqld start
touch: cannot touch `/var/log/mysqld.log': Read-only file system
chmod: changing permissions of `/var/log/mysqld.log': Read-only file system
chmod: changing permissions of `/var/lib/mysql': Read-only file system
Timeout error occurred trying to start MySQL Daemon.
Starting MySQL:  /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions: line 415: /bin/false: Input/output error
touch: cannot touch `/var/lock/subsys/mysqld': Read-only file system
I usaly have my ISP reboot it when this happens but I am getting tired of contact them everytime, one a day usaly to get it rebooted. So I try the shutdown command and get a diffrent error.

# shutdown -r
-bash: /sbin/shutdown: Input/output error
Any one have any ideas as to why this would happen. It is also killing my plesk interface as well. I can no longer get a log-in and I get DrWeb key errors when I try to start it.
Old 07-04-2006, 10:19 AM   #2
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Read-only file system
suggests that the filesystem on /var/log resides is mounted as read-only, which makes writing to log files impossible.

So, I suggest either changing the log directory to a writable one, or remounting the /var/log filesystem as read-write.


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