Debian Sparc4 mounts root as read-only

Antti.Roppola at Antti.Roppola at
Thu Mar 28 09:48:39 EST 2002

OK, that was weird. For some reason vi (elvis-tiny)
wouldn't write to /dev/sda1, all other partitions
are fine. I installed vim and it works OK.

One to chalk up to bit-rot? *shrug*


-----Original Message-----
From: Antti.Roppola at [mailto:Antti.Roppola at]

I tried "mount / -o remount,rw", but to no (discernable)
effect. When I display the partition table in fdisk, I notice
that Flag is set as "u" on root, but not swap. I can use
cat & echo to create and append to files, but not vi.

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