Cant write to /etc

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Sun Aug 31 23:53:44 PDT 2003

On Mon, 1 Sep 2003 14:06, 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
> It wont even let me edit rc.conf
> I had a look at the permisions of /etc and they are fine
> drwxr-xr-x
> The only thing I can think of is that I recently set up loader.conf in
> order to be able to load the module for my audigy card. So I had a look
> through loader.conf and it doesnt have anything about loader.conf

It seems that somehow your root fs is mounted read only.
This can happen if an fsck check failed at boot up with a request to run fsck 
manually. Or perhaps somehow you booted into single user mode.

Try rebooting -- and read any messages!!


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