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Thread: root turned to read-only file system

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    Asakrana NNTP User

    Default root turned to read-only file system

    The problem is that suddenly in the middle of the work I started to get errors on attempts to write on disk. I can read files and navigate directories but I can't copy or remove files even from a command line and as a root.
    There are 3 partitions on a disk:

    Code:
    part6 ext3 /
    part7 ext3 /home
    part1 ntfs-3g /windows
    I can't write on the first two but I still can write on /windows
    There is a free space on all partitions.

    mount shows all partitions as "rw"

    I tried
    Code:
    mount -o remount,rw /home
    but the result was
    Code:
    block device /dev/sda7 is write protected, mounting read only
    I am using SUSE 11.1/KDE 4.1

    What can be done here?

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    Default Re: root turned to read-only file system

    Probably the system detected a sufficiently serious error in your filesystem that it remounted it read-only to prevent further damage. Look in the logs, e.g. /var/log/messages, or dmesg for any error messages. You should boot up with the Repair System and check the partitions and repair any damage. If it keeps happening you may have hardware problems.

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