[CentOS] Root-filesystem remounts as read-only during 5.2 upgrade (system completely shoot)

Bernhard Gschaider bgschaid_lists at ice-sf.at
Wed Jun 25 21:53:16 UTC 2008

>>>>> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:39:22 -0400
>>>>> "WLM" == William L Maltby <CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com> wrote:

    WLM> On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 20:27 +0200, Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
    >> <snip>

    >> Is there a way to say: "Hey RPM, have a look whether really the
    >> files in your database are on the disk)" ?

    WLM> Use rpm's verify option. I forget the exact syntax: I'm sorry
    WLM> to have to sentence you to the rpm manpage dungeon. :-(

Thanks. I was looking for the keyword "check" in man-pages (shows you
that half the art in searching is knowing "for what")

>>>>> On Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:51:16 -0500
>>>>> "LM" == Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:

    LM> Bernhard Gschaider wrote:
    >> OK. I managed to beat the machine into submission. But a slight
    >> incertainty remains.

    LM> I'd be concerned about the initial filesystem error perhaps
    LM> being hardware related.  You might try a 'cat /dev/sda
    LM> >/dev/null' to force a full disk read, then 'smartctl -a
    LM> /dev/sda' to see if the health still looks OK.

Thanks. That's one of the things that never come up in the "System
administration for half-wits"-books that I usually read

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