Root partition read-only

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) mkhaos7 at
Fri Apr 17 17:14:57 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:31, Willy Hamra <w.hamra1987 at> wrote:
> 2009/4/16 Derek Broughton <derek at>:
>> Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
>>> Hey Derek, Thanks for the feedback.
>>> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:52, Derek Broughton <derek at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Probably not "corrupted", but you're not going through a proper shutdown.
>>>> If a filesystem doesn't get properly dismounted, it's marked "dirty" and
>>>> JFS will want to do an fsck on start-up.
>>> Thats the problem... For what i remember i shut the computer properly,
>>> without any issues what so ever... :/
>> You need to look back at the logs for the time you did the shutdown - but
>> I'd pretty much guarantee that something went wrong in the shutdown
>> process.
>> --
> but this is not the real issue. he might have powered off his lappie
> with no proper shutdown, still, that is no solution to just give him a
> read-only root partition. fsck should run, even when on battery power,
> or at the very least prompt him to choose between running it, booting
> with an ro root parition, or powering back off till he plugs the
> lappie into power and can run fsck.

I agree with you.
I'm kind of a geek, and i could not solve this problem, imagine the
feeling of a "normal" user.
A better information should be given to the user in cases like this,
and the options to run fsck when in batteries is a must.


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