As a result of the recent power outage, I'm unable to load MySQL. I couldn't understand where it was erroring so I reinstalled it, and now I think I know how come it isn't loading. When I try to install the default databaes (scripts/mysql_install_db), mysql tells me: - scripts/mysql_install_db: cannot create temp file for here document: Read-only file system - Installation of grant tables failed! I did some looking in the MySQL manual. For some reason I'm unable to write to my '/tmp'. I checked and '/tmp' is setup w/ the right modes (1777). When I reset the mode 'chmod 1777 /tmp', chmod sets them but tells me that '/tmp' is a ready-only file system. I can't create or even copy a file to '/tmp'. Vi won't let me save and cp tells me: - Osok:/home/bdk# cp test.123 /tmp - cp: cannot create regular file `/tmp/test.123': Read-only file system Is '/tmp' suppose to be a ready-only? How do I unread-only '/tmp'? Things were working just fine before the power outage. My Microsoft lobe suggested that I try rebooting the machine to see if that would clear the problem. 2 minutes later. Problem cleared. Anyone know why '/tmp' would be write protected? -- ----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK---- Version 3.1 GIT d+>! s+:++ a->? C++++ ULU++++>$ P+>++++ L+++>++++>$ E--- W+++ N++ o? K- w--- !O M-- V PS PE++ Y++ PHP++(+++) t-- 5- X++ R++ tv++ b++>+++ DI++ D++ G e* h++ r+++ y+++*>++++ -----END GEEN CODE BLOCK----- ------------------------------------ This is the Juneau-LUG mailing list. To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to juneau-lug-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject header.