[ubuntu-uk] Big filesystem problem

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue May 5 20:39:53 BST 2009

Harry Rickards wrote:
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> On 05/05/09 20:17, Kris Douglas wrote:
>> Hello, I'm updating an Ubuntu machine to 8.10 and then 9, but during
>> the update, update-manager crashed with an IOError (number 30) the
>> filesystem became read only, the whole system is now read only, I
>> can't create a folder anywhere, as root or as a normal user...
>> Any ideas?
> Try pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 and logging in. Then type 'sudo remount -n -o
> remount,rw /' and press enter. After this has finished press Ctrl-Alt-F7
> and the disk should be read-write. Alternatively reboot.
> - -- 
> Many thanks
> Harry Rickards (a.k.a l33tmyst)
I'd also suggest running a file system check on there just to make sure 
everything is okay.  If you have anything important on there it might 
also be a good idea to back it up to a USB stick or external hard drive 
just in case.


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