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Old 07-11-2004, 05:30 PM   #1
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Question ReiserFS and LILO read-write

My file system is reiserfs and lilo.conf looked like this:
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7
  root = /dev/hdb1
  label = slack-2.6.7
image = /boot/vmlinuz-ide-2.4.26
  root = /dev/hdb1
  label = linux
I somewhere read that reiserfs should be mounted read-write and not read-only, so I edited my lilo.conf with read-write instead of read-only. But when I booted again I got a messag:
*** ERROR: Root partition has already been mounted read-write. Cannot check!
For filesystem checking to work properly, your system must initially mount
the root partition as read only. Please modify your kernel with 'rdev' so that
it does this. If you're booting with LILO, add a line:
to the Linux section in your /etc/lilo.conf and type 'lilo' to reinstall it.
If you boot from a kernel on a floppy disk, put it in the drive and type:
rdev -R /dev/fd0 1
If you boot from a bootdisk, or with Loadlin, you can add the 'ro' flag.
This will fix the problem *AND* eliminate this annoying message. :^)

Press ENTER to continue.
I know this is a fsck error but how can I fix this, and does reiserfs need to mount in read-write at all.

Last edited by kule; 07-11-2004 at 05:32 PM.
Old 07-11-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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I somewhere read that reiserfs should be mounted read-write and not read-only
where ? And maybe it was not good setting for / partition.

fsck won't perform check on a read-write mounted partition (do man reiserfsck, and look at the -check option), I would redo the change to Lilo (read-only)
Old 07-11-2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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no, its XFS that you are allowed to mount read-write, not reiserfs.
Old 07-12-2004, 06:58 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.


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