[LinuxBIOS] IDE become readonly, why?

Anton anton.borisov at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 20:43:24 CEST 2007

On Thu, 5 Apr 2007 11:27:11 -0700
"Beneo" <beneo at comcast.net> wrote:

> Hi all, 
> I was using LinuxBIOS to boot Linux from IDE from a Broadcom HT,1000 south bridge based  platform , I encounter an issue which is hard to understand. I hope somebody can give me some insight. 
> During boot, Linux stoped at the point that it displayed a message:
> "Configuring kernel parameters:  [  OK  ]"
> then I pressed "CTRL-C",  Linux continue to boot, but display a message:
> "Starting automount:Cannot create temp file /tmp/autofs.meQYNM, could not make temp file"
> then Linux boot Skipped rest of initialization, like probe the network and etc. but Linux did give me a login prompt, I can login using root, but I cannot write any file at root directory, It appears to me Entire Linux file system becomes readonly. 
> Phoenix BIOS came with that board doesn't have this issue, so I know it should be LinuxBIOS related. I just don't know why. 
> Does anybody know anything about this issue? 

Can you show your /etc/inittab?

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