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  1. #1

    Post read only system?

    Hi, am running a server with CentOS 4.x with kernel 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp and just this morning the server decided by itself to be a "read only system" anyone know why or how to fix it?

    when login via ftp into any account of the server i cannot modify anything.

    Also when login as root it shows: /tmp/RseJqPpA: Read-only file system

    I also cannot reboot via whm am thinking asking the datacenter to do it for me.

    Thanx for any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    If the kernel mounted your file system read only, there most likely is a reason for it, such as dying drive, corrupted file system, etc. Check the end of dmeg.

    You can remount it r/w by "mount -o remount,rw /dev/XXX" (XXX = parition, check mount for correct partition).
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    A reboot and run fsck should solve this problem. You can ask your DC to do it.
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  4. #4
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    Mar 2003
    California USA
    Normally this will happen if the journal aborted on a 2.6 kernel. It could mean your drive is failing. You need a fsck ran from console.
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    Thanks, actually my DC did solve the problem when i asked for a reboot.

    About de dying hard drive am wondering, i wouldn't like that to happen of course so am asking my dc to check into with fsck from the console.

    Thanks a lot!

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    for the record, DC responded:
    "i ran a file system check on the server and it passed. However i did notice some I/O errors on the server when i consoled into it."

    they are doing a drive cloning right now to send my data to a new hard drive.

    am very worried since i have a 2 Hard drive server with accounts on each one, i dont even know which one they are changing jejeje

    thanks for everything.

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    Jun 2003
    It sounds like your data will be safe but I would probably suggest thinking about getting some offiste backup if you haven't already
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    I did notice some I/O errors on the server when i consoled into it.
    Hence the reason the drive was mounted in RO.
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