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Android x86: remounting /system : /dev/loop1 is read only

Android Enthusiasts Asked by Dimitrios Desyllas on November 30, 2020

I try to remove google apps from android x86 dowloaded from here and I managed to make it run over virtualbox, afterwards in installed it to a virtual hard disk.

But I want on it to remove any google-based apps and run with free-software alternatives. So I installed via fdroid the /system/app mover but when I try to move any app I get the error:

Could not remount /system

So using the onboard terminal I followed the instructions provided.

I managed to become root and run the command:

mount -o rw,remount system

But I got the error:

'/dev/loop1' is read-only

How I can fix that.

2 Answers

I just had this, you just reinstall it on the same drive. Say do not format say skip to the GRUB question and then yes to making /system writable.

It will then reboot and everything will be as it was with a writable /system folder. I know the last guy said this but he/she didn't mention you won't lose your files :D

Posting here as I couldn't find this anywhere else.

Answered by Guffeh on November 30, 2020

My guess is that you installed the androidx86 using fast install from advanced options. Please reinstall the Android x84 and select the /system to get mounted as rw as you can see in the image bellow:

Mount /system as writable

PS: Even if the image is rather old it still stays the same during installation.

Answered by Dimitrios Desyllas on November 30, 2020

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