disabling remount ro on errors
OK, I know I'm playing with fire here, but I'm backed into a corner.
On saturday, I leave for three weeks. Immediately afteards, I fly to
Boston for interviews that get set up during those weeks. I *must*
have email functioning on this account.
Yesterday was the first sunday in a month that my hardrive didn't
switch to ro due to errors on the weekly cron run. The remount as ro
both stops incoming mail, and makes it impossible to telnet in to fix
I successfully installed onto a replacement drive, but for whatever
reason, I can't get the network functioning--even after copying /etc
and /lib from the old system (freebsd can't reach the network, either).
It's a tulip card, and we have a single incoming ip with switches
rather than real subnets (ie, I talk directly to *.*.1.1 as my router).
If I edit out the "remount=ro" from /etc/fstab, and remove the weekly
cron file, is my system likely to keep running? I know I'm playing
with fire, but the remount is catastrophic.
rick, beginning to panic
Prof. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
(319) 266-7114 http://eyry.econ.iastate.edu/hawk
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