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I got the same error as Read-only root file system - ext3 error?.

There is no error log in /var/log/message. Because root (/) is read-only, no log can be recorded.

How can I find out the root cause?

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How is this different from that question? – mgorven May 15 '12 at 1:22

Chances are very good the reason got logged on the ring-buffer. dmesg will probably have the error that would have been logged.

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