On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 22:29:41 +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> * Allan Kok [2007-11-28 18:50]:
> > get the same error. " dpkg: failed to open `/var/lib/dpkg/status' for
> > writing status information: Read-only file system" I have attached the

> log
> > files!
> > Can any one help me solving the problems?

>
> That sounds like a broken hard drive to me.
>
> > http://www.kok.cc/pdf/syslog

>
> Nov 23 15:40:55 debootstrap:
> Nov 23 15:40:56 kernel: journal_bmap: journal block not found at offset
> 2060 on hda3
> Nov 23 15:40:56 kernel: Aborting journal on device hda3.
> Nov 23 15:40:56 kernel: journal commit I/O error
> Nov 23 15:40:56 debootstrap: dpkg: error processing base-files
> (--install):
> Nov 23 15:40:56 debootstrap: unable to fsync updated status of
> `base-files': Input/output error
> Nov 23 15:40:56 kernel: ext3_abort called.
> Nov 23 15:40:56 kernel: EXT3-fs error (device hda3):
> ext3_journal_start_sb: Detected aborted journal
> Nov 23 15:40:56 kernel: Remounting filesystem read-only
> Nov 23 15:40:56 debootstrap: dpkg: failed to open `/var/lib/dpkg/status'
> for writing status information: Read-only file system
>
> So the disk has problems, Linux mounts it read-only and you get the
> error message regarding /var/lib/dpkg/status.
>
> I fear it's a broken disk. Can you put in a different drive
> and try again?


The computer have run Debian without problems until I decided to reinstall
it. But I will try a new disk!

--
Allan



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