View Full Version : unable to make install - read-only file system

01-24-2005, 02:57 PM
Hello everyone, this is my first time to this forum, first time using knoppix and first time with linux so please understand if my question sounds stupid....

I have a partion on my hard drive for knoppix already (/mnt/hda5/). Knoppix works fine and I have downloaded some packages that I require and these are sitting on my new partition.

I am trying to install:


However... starting with glib... seems others require glib first...

I ./configure and all seems fine, i then make and all looks fine though when i try to make install i am returned errors:

knoppix@ttyp1[glib-2.6.1]$ make install
make install-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/mnt/hda5/gtk/glib-2.6.1'
Making install in .
make[2]: Entering directory `/mnt/hda5/gtk/glib-2.6.1'
make[3]: Entering directory `/mnt/hda5/gtk/glib-2.6.1'
/bin/sh ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/bin
mkdir -p -- /usr/local/bin
mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/bin': Read-only file system
make[3]: *** [install-binSCRIPTS] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/mnt/hda5/gtk/glib-2.6.1'
make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/mnt/hda5/gtk/glib-2.6.1'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/hda5/gtk/glib-2.6.1'
make: *** [install] Error 2

What is the problem here and how do I fix it?

Thank you :)

01-24-2005, 03:50 PM
Follow Up:

Still have same problem though now experiencing problems with all files on hda5... says they are a Read-Only File System. What could have caused this and how can I fix it? I am unable to extract any files or anything while in this state.

01-24-2005, 04:18 PM
Right click on desktop hda5 icon and goto actions. Then change read/write option. That should now allow you to write to the hd.