Fw: root partition (reiserfs) mounting read-only on boot
The other day I received a message from another user with the same
problem, I hope it will be useful to anyone who will come to face the
read-only boot mounting issue.
== Begin forwarded message ==
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 22:17:59 -0900
From: Gunnar Hallgren <aske me if you want his address>
To: pabloaguiar at brfree.com.br
Subject: root partition (reiserfs) mounting read-only on boot
I had the exact same problem tonight after a kernel upgrde, but I
quickly ruled that out as all my backup kernels exhibited the same
My fix: in fstab, make sure that "rw" is included in the reiserfs
options for your root dir. eg,
/dev/hdc2 / reiserfs notail,noatime,rw 0 1
I have never needed to explicity tell it to mount rw in fstab before, so
I never put that in until tonight. This is probably the dumbest thing I
have ever seen in Linux. I cannot figure out what broke what... or
when... or why... but this was the last-ditch effort that I truly did
not expect to do anything. As far as I can tell from your description in
linux.debian.user, our problems were identical, so I would surmise that
this will get you going too.
== End forwarded message ==
Thanks to Gunnar.
Please excuse me for my last message, Sylpheed doesn't seem to work
well with in-reply-to. :/
.''`. Pablo Aguiar <pabloaguiar em brfree.com.br>
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