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Re: "LILO: /dev/sda: Read-only file system" after /boot flirted withxfs

To: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: "LILO: /dev/sda: Read-only file system" after /boot flirted withxfs
From: Sergei Morozov <smv@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 00:21:26 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <3B4E94A9.1D675A6E@ch.sauter-bc.com>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > It doesn't seem that /boot is read only.
> One question, how did you boot with the floppy. Sometimes one does

A year ago bootdisk was created for then Red Hat 6.2 (now 7+changes) for
the same machine except it had 1 cpu. So the kernel on that floppy is not
xfs-aware, and it can boot other non xfs partitions.

> boot with something like init=/bin/sh and / is mounted ro, even when
> mount tells you it is rw. Maybe the problem was such thing. mtab
> will also report rw falsely, maybe cat /proc/mounts shows the truth.

cat /proc/mounts still shows rw; also I can write on / and /boot fine, but
not lilo somehow.

> > How I now make lilo install somewhere, best of all to MBR and /boot and
> > restore contents of /boot? And, yes, xfs kernel is too big for floppy.
> >
> > TIA,
> >         Sergei

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