Fatal error unable to create lock file: Bad file descriptor



  • I got this message this morning, and no matter how I try to login via webgui, ssh, scp,  it seems I am booting into a read-mode only.

    Choosing any of the menu will display this error (see attached)

    What should I do to restore/rescue the system before going for a reinstall?

    ![fatal error.png](/public/imported_attachments/1/fatal error.png)
    ![fatal error.png_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/fatal error.png_thumb)



  • try remount the root partition as read-write
    mount -u /
    and role back…



  • @Tracktor:

    try remount the root partition as read-write
    mount -u /
    and role back…

    I just read your reply. I end up installing a new one and restoring latest backup.

    I'll take note of your suggestion, thanks!

    kind regards,


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