Category: Linux

Repair read only file system

  • Have root password ready
  • Reboot machine from vcenter whilst watching console
  • Console will prompt you after a while after it fails to check the disk, you need to type in the root password
  • Type FSCK, this will run the manual fixdisk program
  • Just type y on the keyboard for every prompt until it finishes
  • Type reboot to reboot machine. If it doesn’t reboot after 2 minutes, do a hard reboot
  • It should boot up properly this time
  • You can check if file system is writable by typing mkdir test
  • If it creates folder, then remove it by typing rm -rf test

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