Re: Sid is/was crazy
On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <4355B8A3.firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
> > /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/yelp_2.10.0-3_i386.deb - open (30
> > Read-only file system) [IP: 126.96.36.199 80]
> > debian:~# screen
> > mkfifo /var/run/screen/S-root/5922.pts-0.debian failed
> your /var is mounted read only mode because your kernel had an hardware IO error.
> > Additional sense: Scsi parity error
> this could be a failing device electronics, broken wiring, thermal or power
> problems - less likely is a failing drive but also possible.
> Backup your data as long as you can.
And, considering the type of problem you had and that you were unable to
figure it out immediately, I'd strongly suggest that you switch to Etch or
Sarge, instead of Sid.
You will have a happier Debian experience, then. Eventually one of the real
badass sid breakages would hit you, and cause you quite a lot of grief.
"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot