VFS: mounted root read-only

VFS: mounted root read-only

Post by Jacob Gladis » Fri, 27 Jul 2001 22:25:09



I know it's in the faq, but I think I may have a bad disk. I installed
redhat 7.1, and everything was working fine, then during a reboot my root
partition mounted read-only. I found the faq, manually fsck'ed all
partitions using the -a option as specified, and it still boots up with the
root partition read-only. It actually doesn't even boot, because I get
errors when anything tries to write to the root partition. I even went as
far as downloading a util from western digital to low-level format the disk,
and re-installed. After the initial install, it still mounts the root as
read-only. Could my disk be bad? I did manage to boot single user, remount
the roor read-write and get the os to boot, but everything runs really slow.
Any ideas? I'd about to buy a new disk.

thanks
jake

 
 
 

VFS: mounted root read-only

Post by Jayasutha » Sat, 28 Jul 2001 15:19:52


Disk Experts:

Okey the best result of your hard disk status could be obtain from your kernel
log... do

eplx01{suthan} dmesg

and it will indicate what really going wrong with your hardware.
Do u hv problem installing linux? If not then there should be any other
problem.. worst case, try boot as single user mode.


> I know it's in the faq, but I think I may have a bad disk. I installed
> redhat 7.1, and everything was working fine, then during a reboot my root
> partition mounted read-only. I found the faq, manually fsck'ed all
> partitions using the -a option as specified, and it still boots up with the
> root partition read-only. It actually doesn't even boot, because I get
> errors when anything tries to write to the root partition. I even went as
> far as downloading a util from western digital to low-level format the disk,
> and re-installed. After the initial install, it still mounts the root as
> read-only. Could my disk be bad? I did manage to boot single user, remount
> the roor read-write and get the os to boot, but everything runs really slow.
> Any ideas? I'd about to buy a new disk.

> thanks
> jake

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Fairchild Semiconductor
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1. VFS:Mounting root-filesystm (ext2) read-only (HANG)

Hi,
until yesterday everything was OK with my system. I was in the kitchen when I
heard the computer rebooting by itself and then after detecting my hardware
specifications with CD-Rom, Harddisk partitions .... it hangs directly after
the following message :
        VFS: Mounting root-filesystem (ext2) read-only
When I boot with the emergency diskettes and the ramdisks, I can mount all
my partitions with no problems. When I ran fsck.ext2 on the root partition,
the fsck.ext2 had to remove some Inodes !!!
What's wrong with the system.
It's a standalone system (So no network) running Linux 1.2.13 (ELF). 2 Days
ago I made an upgrade  from RedHat 2.1 to RedHat 3.0.3.

Please mail me as soon as you can.

thanks
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