Cant write to /etc

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sun Aug 31 23:52:03 PDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 02:36:39PM +1000, David L wrote:
> I have just been tring to use sms_client and it gives me an error that it cant 
> write to /etc.
>  When I try to # touch /etc/smslock
> it gives me 
> # touch: /etc/smslock: Read-only file system

There's your error. Your need to:

    # mount -w /

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
                                             When all else fails, RTFM

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