Subject: Re: [1.2/sun3x] cp: /tmp/disktab.shadow: Read-only file system
To: None <>
From: Jeremy Cooper <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 06/30/1997 14:13:59
On Tue, 1 Jul 1997 wrote:

> [ sun3x miniroot install ]
> Proceed with installation? [n] y
> Cool!  Let's get to it...
> cp: /tmp/disktab.shadow: Read-only file system

This is a bug in the sun3 machine independent install script.  It is
failing to make the root filesystem writeable because of the existance of
a file named /tmp/.root_writeable, which wasn't erased when you rebooted.

Try doing the following, and then run the install script immediately

/sbin/mount_kernfs /kern /kern
/sbin/mount -u /kern/rootdev /