Unable to mount / in read - write mode
popof.fpn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 15:07:50 PST 2008
The kernel used is a GENERIC one from 6.0.
/ is mounted but in read-only mode and I can use it in single user mode.
The mount command has been created on October 26 2008 and I hadn't start my
laptop since one year so I'm sure that this comes from my update.
Using mount command manually failed:
> #mount -w /dev/ad0s2a /
> mount option <update> is unknown
> mount: /dev/ad0s2a
My fstab file contains
/dev/ad0s2a / ufs rw 1 1
but ad0s2a is in ro mode as show mount output
/dev/ados2a on / (ufs, local, read-only)
2008/11/4 mdh <mdh_lists at yahoo.com>
> --- On Tue, 11/4/08, Popof Popof <popof.fpn at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From: Popof Popof <popof.fpn at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Unable to mount / in read - write mode
> > To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> > Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 1:57 PM
> > Hi,
> > I recently tried to update my FreeBSD 6.0 to FreeBSD 7.0.
> > I don't know where but I made a mistake and I am always
> > booting on the 6.0
> > kernel.
> > The problem is that I have an error during boot process:
> > mount option <rw> is unknown
> > > mount: /dev/ad0s2a : Invalid argument
> > > Mounting root filesystem rw failed, startup aborted
> > > Boot interrupted
> > Its seems that tools have correctly upgraded (man mount let
> > me see that I
> > use the FreeBSD 7 version of mount) but not the kernel.
> > Does someone has an idea to allow me to use my filesystem
> > in read write mode
> > ?
> This seems to be a problem with the mount command. Why do you feel the
> kernel may be at fault? If the kernel can get to mount, then it has
> obviously already mounted / (though possibly in read-only mode, which is
> something you should let us know...)
> There is also not necessarily a corrolation between a man page and the
> actual binary. Check the binary's modification time and such for better
> detail here. Beyond that, try running the mount command manually from the
> command line after booting from a CD or in single-user mode, if single-user
> mode works.
> - mdh
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