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I am using a RHEL 5.5 on my PC. I was playing around with chmod and chown. suddenly my home folder become read-only. all the folders in /home/goutham/, where goutham is username, became read-only. I can delete files after turning on system for few seconds, after that it says Permission denied:read only file system. I cant even create folder with sudo mkdir also. Please help me. My os is on /dev/sda3

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can't you just add wx to you home directory using chmod? – roni Aug 17 '12 at 11:03
I did that, but it doesn't work. it says "chmod: changing file system permissions: Read only file system" – gthm geeky Aug 17 '12 at 11:05
What is the output of the mount command? – Abrixas2 Aug 17 '12 at 11:07
did you mess with the mount? – roni Aug 17 '12 at 11:07
Yeah, I tried mount -o remount /home/goutham It dint give any output, but doesn't work. – gthm geeky Aug 17 '12 at 11:09

My problem is Solved after running the command e2fsck -C -p -f -y /dev/sda3 Thanks for everyone.

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