Root partition read-only

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) mkhaos7 at
Fri Apr 17 17:21:09 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 14:06, Derek Broughton <derek at> wrote:
> Willy Hamra wrote:
>> 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.
> It's a conflict between the design of the boot process and the JFS
> filesystem package - deciding _when_ to run fsck is part of the boot
> process, but refusing to mount r/w _unless_ you get an fsck is part of JFS,
> and ideally one or the other or both would be fixed.  However, I've never
> filed a bug report because once I understood the process it became trivial
> to avoid the condition ever happening.  Probably that makes me a bad
> person: at least if I had filed a report somebody like Antonio would have
> been able to find the report and see how to avoid the problem too :-)
> However, I still think _how_ his filesystem came to be improperly dismounted
> is very much the "real issue".  Especially since he thinks it was a normal
> shutdown.

Hi Derek,
I'll try looking around old logs and see if I can find something
indicating a potential bad shutdown. But, as you said, not running
fsck when on batteries is a silly thing for sure.


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