[CentOS] read-only file system when trying to save files

Fri Nov 1 22:39:58 UTC 2013
Billy Crook <bcrook at riskanalytics.com>

usually a disk failure when that happens out of the blue.  try writing to
/dev/shm/ if you have to save a file.  (That's a virtual fs in memory, so
be advised it will disappear on reboot.) check dmesg for errors.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Wes James <comptekki at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have installed emacs with yum and now I'm trying to create a .emacs file
> and put some commands in it, but I can't type anything in the emacs
> buffer.  It says the buffer is read-only.  I exited emacs and did touch
> .emacs and I get a message that it can't do that on a read-only file
> system.  I googled around to see why this might be, but I can't see any
> links on this.  Any tips why this might be doing this?  I've heard that
> centos is strict on changes, but I don't know the extent it restricts
> changes.  I followed a page where I did echo 0 >/selinux/enforce .  But
> this is only good until reboot. But shouldn't I be now able to make changes
> in ~*
> Thanks,
> -wes
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