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deftone` 12-15-2005 04:47 AM

Ext3 root partition read only error on boot
Hi, everybody. I have just installed Slackware 10.2, but when I try to boot it, this error occurs:

testing root filesystem status: read-only filesystem
checking root filesystem:
fsck 1.38
/dev/hda3: ext3 journal superblock has an unknown read-only feature
/dev/hda3: unexpected inconsistency; run fsck manually.

an error occured during the root filesystem chevk. You will now be given a chance to log into the system in single-user mode to fix the problem.

Any ideas on how to fix my partition to not being ro?
Thank you in advance.

J_K9 12-15-2005 05:14 AM

There may be a problem with your fstab. So, boot up using a Live CD like KNOPPIX, and from there browse to your partition's /etc/fstab file. Open that up in a text editor, and you should see a line like this among any others:


/dev/hda3        /        ext3        defaults          1        1
If it is different to that, try changing it to the above line - that may help solve the problem (defaults includes rw).


deftone` 12-15-2005 06:29 AM

It wasn't that. Obviously there was something wrong with the partition (I had formatted it under windows with Acronis). I reinstalled slackware, but this time choosing to format the partition and the problem was fixed.

J_K9 12-15-2005 07:01 PM

Glad it's working. :)


Ps. Welcome to LQ! ;)

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