OS X :: Can Use Sudo Rm -rf On Read-only File System

Apr 24, 2010

I am trying to delete some files with the command "sudo rm -rf". I get the return message "read-only file system." I am log in as adim and I don't have the option of changing it to a write file in the "get info" tab. How is it possible to delete these files?

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Some things you should know:
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