[mythtv-users] not a good sign?

Buchanan, Paul (West) Paul.Buchanan at thomson.com
Tue Oct 12 15:03:54 UTC 2004

On Friday, October 08, 2004 8:56 PM, mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> Hello everyone,
> I've had my mythbox working flawlessly for the last month or so, and
> then I got a little careless and ran out of disk space.
> I was unable to delete any videos within mythfrontend, so I exited the
> program, and closed the backend.  Now, I still can't delete anything
> nor start the backend, it tells me:
> Starting up as the master server.
> 2004-10-08 07:41:55 mythbackend version: 0.16.20040906-1
> www.mythtv.org 2004-10-08 07:41:55 Enabled verbose msgs : important
> general /video/recordings/nfslockfile.lock: Read-only file system
> Unable to open lockfile!
> Be sure that '/video/recordings' exists and that both
> the directory and that file are writeable by this user.
> So, I've done a lot of searching and have come up empty.  Can someone
> tell me how to add write access to the partition?
> Thanks,
> nick

Sounds like you changed the permissions on your /video/recordings directory so that the user you are running mythbackend on can no longer write into the directory.


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