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Postby George1955 on Sun May 06, 2007 6:59 am

I just installed Bianca KDE and so far it is the best distro I have tried. My only problem is when I startup, the startup fails with a message telling me my filesysten is read only. If I hit the reset button the system will then start ok. Can anyone tell me how I can get around this?
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Postby Husse on Sun May 06, 2007 2:29 pm

Welcome to Mint George1955
An annoying mishap you have :)
(At least) one of your partitions have got an error and need "fsck"
Reboot with the live DVD and run a file check "fsck" like this in a terminal:
fsck /dev/sda1 where you change sda1 to whatever you have.
And do it for all your partitions
When there is an error in the file system it is mounted read only
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Postby George1955 on Mon May 07, 2007 1:34 am

Thanks Husse for the prompt reply.
I'll give it a try tonight. Strange why it happened in the first place as I simply installed over Freespire. Then again it may be another HD/partition causing the problem.

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Postby Husse on Mon May 07, 2007 5:33 am

This can happen "right out of the blue"
It may or may not have something to do with your actions.
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Postby George1955 on Mon May 07, 2007 11:40 pm

It fixed itself "right out of the blue" as well. I turned the machine on and no hiccups whatsoever.
I have to say this is the easiest and smoothest install I've had. I have tried Ubuntu,Mepis,Kubuntu and Freespire and this appears to be the most user friendly. especially for those (like me) wanting to switchover from Windows.
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