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I am constantly face this problem. When i start my laptop it checks the disk for errors , after that it shows , " some defects are found " when i press 'F' to Fix errors , it shows /tmp is not ready message . What i need to do to overcome this problem ?

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Restart your machine. When you get to the grub screen press ESC and choose a "rescue mode" option. This will let you get into the system but / will be read only.

Then run your normal fixes. More then likely:

fsck /

Once it's done reboot. Everything should be back to normal. As a side note, if you need to remount the / as read write for some reason the command is:

mount -o remount -w /

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