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RasutoIbuki 07-22-2004 11:38 PM

Can't boot Mandrake 10.0, "Cannot touch, Read-Only File System"
Hi, I just did a clean install of Mandrake 10 on an old 500 MHz Celeron. The install went smooth but it runs through the boot process and stops at "Starting System Logger". Above that are a lot of errors dealing with "Cannot touch, read only file system". I assume that I need to make the file system writable but I have no idea how.

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

WMD 07-23-2004 01:00 AM

Boot the first CD into recovery mode, mount your drive, and check /etc/fstab. Is it mounting your drive read-only there?

RasutoIbuki 07-23-2004 01:32 AM

How do I boot into rescue with the 2.4 (alt1) kernel? The 2.6 kernel won't read the CD.

WMD 07-23-2004 02:10 AM

When you put in the CD, it should say "press Enter to install" or something, with instructions for rescue mode booting. It boots off the CD from there. That isn't working?

In that case, I wouldn't know...the 2.4 kernel is on a different CD.

RasutoIbuki 07-23-2004 02:33 AM

Well, it gives you the different boot options. 'Rescue' is one, however when I installed I had to use 'alt1' which is the 2.4 kernel. Otherwise it won't read the CD-Rom it'll give me the error ' In interrupt handler - not syncing' I'm not sure how to pass 2 options to it.

RasutoIbuki 07-23-2004 08:57 PM

Used a different CD-Rom drive and installed the 2.6 kernal. I also selected to completly erase the drive instead of using my existing ext3 parts. That fixed the problem. Thanks for the help.

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