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Not sure how I did it but for some reason /usr is read-only now. If I type "mount" it shows the following. /dev/hda2 on /usr type ext3 (rw) So im ...
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    Strange /usr read-only file system?


    Not sure how I did it but for some reason /usr is read-only now. If I type "mount" it shows the following.

    /dev/hda2 on /usr type ext3 (rw)

    So im not sure what I did to cause this. Root login is disabled so I "su -" to root and when I try to write something to /usr I get "Read-only file system".

    Anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this. Thanks.

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    It might be caused by incorrect shutdown. Run single user mode

    init 1

    then check the fs with

    fsck /dev/hda

    and try to remount using

    mount -o rw,remount /usr

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    After further investigation it looks like its a failing hard drive. Thanks for the reply.

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