[Grml] manual grml to hd - read only root fs

Jason White jason at jasonjgw.net
Mon Aug 16 07:58:27 CEST 2010

T o n g <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I did a simple 
>  rsync -aHSx --devices --specials / $new_os_mnt/
> instead of grml2hd. All seems fine just that the root fs is still mounted 
> read only. 

Do you have an entry for the root file system in its /etc/fstab file? If not,
the root file system will never be mounted read/write.

For example

/dev/sda1 / ext3  defaults  0 1 

substituting the correct device for /dev/sda1 and the correct file system type
(of necessary) for ext3.

You can also use a volume label or UUID instead of a device name, which is
useful if you start moving drives around.

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