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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    Perhaps keeping at least 1 system on an LTS release (12.04) would be a good idea?

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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    His was actually still on 11.10 when it started after installing some new updates. I do have an older desktop running Xubuntu that I used when they were both (briefly) down

    In anycase, I've posted about this on my blog (http://todoentiempo.wordpress.com/20...ly-filesystem/) and have gotten a couple of replies already... so I'm hopeful that I'll get it figured out, eventually
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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    I'm probably jinxing myself by posting this, but after blogging about it it was suggested that system time might be badly configured. Since running:

    sudo ntpdate time.nist.gov us.pool.ntp.org ntp.ubuntu.com north-america.pool.ntp.org pool.ntp.org && sudo hwclock –systohc

    everythings been fine... So, if anyone else should stumble upon this post at a future date, barring any further updates, give it a shot
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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    And... its back. I know I did a rather large update on Sunday night with it reappearing yesterday once, and this morning I've already had to reset 3x.
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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    Hi

    Have you tried disabling power management on the drive ?

    Code:
    sudo hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda
    It may chew up your battery a bit but it may also stop the problems you are having (worth a try).

    Run the command at startup for a while and if it works, we can look at making it permanent by editing

    Code:
    /etc/hdparm.conf
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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    The last time I rebooted I re-ran the instructions for time for the 3rd time (sudo ntpdate time.nist.gov us.pool.ntp.org ntp.ubuntu.com north-america.pool.ntp.org pool.ntp.org && sudo hwclock --systohc) and it hasn't *knock on wood* reoccured since then... This is the most fustrating bug I have encountered on a GNU/Linux system in years. I'm nervous to work on much of anything offline as I don't want to loose work when my harddrive randomly stops saving.
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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    Hi

    Code:
    sudo ntpdate time.nist.gov us.pool.ntp.org ntp.ubuntu.com  north-america.pool.ntp.org pool.ntp.org && sudo hwclock  --systohc
    If you believe the above command is helping your system then adapt it and add it as a daily cron job.

    BTW:

    When the filing system has gone read only, if you run this command does it return a date in the future ?

    Code:
    sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda1 | grep -i "last mount time"
    Change sda1 as required.

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; March 6th, 2013 at 06:15 PM.
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    Re: Read-only filesystems?

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    If you believe the above command is helping your system then adapt it and add it as a daily cron job.
    As it is a laptop I'd rather install anacron. But if it is (semi-)permanently connected to Internet, then ntp daemon will do better job than ntpdate.
    BTW, you can put the time servers into /etc/default/ntpdate, and use ntpdate-debian instead of ntpdate (it comes together with ntpdate in the same package).
    Last edited by schragge; March 6th, 2013 at 07:09 PM.

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