“ROOT Filesystem is Currently Mounted Read Only”

This error can be a bit unnerving if your Linux system doesn’t reboot cleanly. To remount your root filesystem as read/write (rw) issue this command:


# mount -n -o remount rw /


  1. It can also be a sign that your hard drive is failing or has an error. Check your /etc/fstab to see if you have errors=remount-ro for the drive in question.

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