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Read-Only file system #103

ihavenick opened this Issue · 10 comments

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i made sudo rpi-update.It finished succesfull but i cant do anything right now...
i can ssh to rpi but if i try to modify a file it saying Read-only file system (/dev/root)
and now i cant fix it

i am installed hf debian wheezy to usb 8 gb /dev/sda2


Make sure you are mounting your USB key writable.
Check by typing "mount" at the command prompt... then modify fstab to mount the USB key with rw.

If that does not make sense Google for something like "mounting usb writable fstab debian"


i cant change anything
its made itself ro
my usb flashdisc doesnt have ro option
i can change files in partedmagic
but cant modify fstab in raspberry and there is nothing like ro in fstab only data=writeback


why can't you modify your fstab?


raspberry sayin its read-only


pi@raspberry:~$ sudo mount -a -f
[mntent]: warning: no final newline at the end of /etc/fstab
pi@raspberry:~$ sudo mount -o remount,rw /
[mntent]: warning: no final newline at the end of /etc/fstab
mount: / not mounted or bad option


looks like your fstab is mangled.

open it and have a look:

sudo nano /etc/fstab

i opened it i dont see any error shall i post to you ? and i cant save it with nano


Probably best to wait and hear from the repo maintainer as to whether or not this is related to rpi-update. Before posting too much more here.


I'm pretty sure this is not related to rpi-update.
Sounds like a problem in /etc/fstab (either from an incorrect edit, or sdcard corruption).


i deleted fstab it fixxed :)

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