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Old 05-23-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
Adarshkapoduval
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I cant open my backbox linux. An error message is showing on startup.


The error is
'An error occured while mounting / press s to skip mounting or press M for manual mounting'
I pressed S nothing happened.. The screen went to black.
I pressed M a terminal is opened.
I don't know what to do.. Im new in linux.. Please help me.. Currently i cant open my linux. Im stuck
 
Old 05-23-2017, 11:24 PM   #2
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After pressing m, type:
Code:
mount /

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Old 05-24-2017, 01:42 AM   #3
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Mount: /dev/sda5 already mounted or busy
Mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda5 is already mount on /

This is the rply..
 
Old 05-24-2017, 02:17 PM   #4
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Do you get anything sensible if you try entering
Code:
mount
into that terminal screen?
 
Old 05-24-2017, 03:57 PM   #5
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Mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda5 is already mount on /
If that's the case, it might be useful to know what is on sda1-4?
It would also be useful to know if this system ever worked or if this is a new problem.
If it is a new problem, what changes if any were make to software or hardware immediately prior to this event?.
Since there are hundreds of different Linux distributions, it would be useful to let us know which one you are using?
 
Old 05-24-2017, 07:33 PM   #6
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Backbox in the title - another newbie using a pen testing distro ...
 
  


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