Code to change from read-only file system to read/write file system?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at
Tue Apr 21 20:37:47 UTC 2009

Antonio Augusto (Mancha) wrote:
> Hey Hakan,
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 16:37, Hakan Koseoglu <hakan.koseoglu at> wrote:
>> Hi Steven,
>> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 8:30 PM,  <stevenvollom at> wrote:>
>> Hakan Koseoglu wrote:
>>>> Steven,
>>> /dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw, relatime,errors=remount-ro)  []
>>> (trimmed)
>> OK, that's good. You DO have a writable root partition.
> Just to point one thing out: recently I've ended with a read-only file
> system in jaunty, and when doing a mount it woul print exactly that:
> saying that my root was rw, but, in fact it was read only...
> Maybe this is happening with Steven.
> Just some heads up.
>> Now, type the following:
>> sudo su -
>> enter your password when prompted.
>> And then do the following:
>> touch /etc/X11/test
>> And please send us the results.

good that you are guiding Steven in a sensible, step by step way.

At this point, I would suggest to do a fschk from an external media. If 
this will not fix it, Steven might try a repair installation from his 
Jaunty CD.

Lastly the windows user's favourite method of repair will be at hand.

2 eurocents from me

kind reagards

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