mount -u -o rw / not working on NFS?

Laszlo Nagy gandalf at
Mon Nov 19 09:33:47 PST 2007

  Hi All,

I have a system where a diskless FreeBSD 6.3 i386 machine boots with pxeboot from a FreeBSD 6.3 amd64 machine. I have lines in /etc/fstab for the diskless machine like:

# Device        MountPoint      FsType  Options Dump    Pass /usr    nfs     rw      0       0  /root   nfs     rw      0       0

The machine boots from network nicely, then I can login as root and invoke these commands:

mount -u -o rw /
mount -u -o rw /usr
mount -u -o rw /root

There is no error message on the console, nor in the system log. However, this happens afterwards:

diskless101#mkdir /aaa
mkdir aaa: Read-only file system

Question: if the remount did not succeed, why didn't it throw an error? If succeeded, why can't I write on the filesystem?



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