Robert P. J. Day wrote:
Qoute :On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Gijs wrote:Les wrote:On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 11:44 -0800, Les wrote:On Thu, 2007-11-15 at 13:49 -0500, James Pifer wrote:I have an fc7 box that I'm trying to remove a directory on. I don't remember why I was playing with the directory permissions in the first place, but I just want to get rid of it. the directory is in /root and looks like this: dr-xr-xr-x 1 root root 2048 2007-11-09 15:35 tmp I can't do anything with it. Any file change I try to make, chmod, rm, mv, etc I get this error like: chmod: changing permissions of `tmp': Read-only file system How can I get rid of this directory? I've been googling in circles and can't find a solution.if, indeed, you're talking about the directory /root/tmp, then what you're describing is just strange. typically, /root is in the top-level root directory, and that's the filesystem that would be relevant here. i can't see how the root filesystem could currently be mounted read-only. what's the output of "mount"? and what happens if you try to do some trivial file operation in /root, like just "touch fubar"? and, finally, it really could be just a weird bit of corruption. fairly recently, i had a similar issue regarding the mount attributes of a filesystem that just didn't make sense, and i couldn't fix it no matter what i did. rebooting finally resolved it, but that's my solution of last resort. rday ======================================================================== Robert P. J. Day Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA http://crashcourse.ca ========================================================================
You were right. Had an iso mounted to that dir, duh!!!! All is good now.