Estrage /etc/hosts

Posted January 18, 2021 186 views
Linux BasicsCentOS

I cannot edit the / etc / hosts file, it seems it is read only, it also seems empty, I boot with the emergency disk to check the file system, the file seems correct, but after starts in normal boot it remains empty, the linux version is Centos 6.6. Any idea what might be going on?

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Hi @asuarezStarfish,

If you try

nano /etc/hosts


vi /etc/hosts

what does it say, what is the error that it shows?

Additionally, try and see it’s permissions:

ls -lah /etc/hosts

Are you sure, it’s the /etc/hosts file that is showing as read-only? Try another file as well and see if the same occurs on it as well.

Additionally, make sure you have enough free space and inodes on your droplet :

df -h
df -i