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Old 12-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hi all,
I'm new to all this but very intrested to get upto scratch on the Linux system.

Problem:
I have a laptop which will not boot up.
I created a bootable memory key with linux mint last night, starte the laptop up and i could view all the old content on my laptop, pictures, docs etc..
I turned it on this evening in the same manner to remover the files from the drive but it wont allow me open the "system folder"

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps05c797a2.png

Any ideas on the problem would be greatly appericiated
 
Old 12-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Unlike Windows, Linux errors are usually pretty descriptive, and usually tell you exactly what the error was and why it occurred. In this case:
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mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda2 is already mounted at /media/mint/SYSTEM
According to the error, the partition is already mounted. Open a terminal and run "mount" or "df -h", see if it's there. If it is, see if you can access the contents.

Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 12-16-2013 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #3
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According to error here, it looks like that the partition selected is already mounted. Maybe the memory stick....
As suggested above, see if df -h clears that. Otherwise consider other options like unmounting the mount in this partition, and try again fresh.
 
  


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