[ILUG-BOM] [OT] Root partition mouting read-only frequently

Rohit V Bhute rvbhute@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Thu Jan 18 21:38:40 IST 2007

My partitioning is as follows:
/dev/hda1    /
/dev/hda5    /home
/dev/hda6    swap
/dev/hda7    /data

All are ext3.

The / partition is mounting read-only very frequently, in spite of clean 
shutdowns. As a result, the only apps I can use are Firefox and 
Thunderbird. Anything else (even those two if have to download 
something) requiring access to / (specially /tmp) doesn't work. For 
e.g., running "man" on any command gives "man: can't create a temporary 
filename: Read-only file system".

I looked through the output of dmesg and found the following piece 
[17180032.820000] hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete 
Error }
[17180032.820000] hda: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }, 
LBAsect=23677870, sector=23677863
[17180032.820000] ide: failed opcode was: unknown
[17180032.820000] end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 23677863
[17180032.820000] Buffer I/O error on device hda1, logical block 2959725
[17180032.824000] EXT3-fs error (device hda1): ext3_readdir: directory 
#1470023 contains a hole at offset 0
[17180032.824000] Remounting filesystem read-only

The full dmesg output is here <http://rvbhute.org/full_dmesg_error.txt>
Is my disk failing or is it case of partitioning/formatting gone wrong?

Rohit V. Bhute

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