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Old 12-26-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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Recurrent BusyBox Problems with Linux Mint 18


I've been using two Jetway mini-motherboard computers hosting Linux Mint 18 (LM18) Sarah for a few months. The first one exhibited a BusyBox (BB) problem just once and I was able to fix it using the following {initramfs} commands.
 fsck -fy /dev/sda1
However, I am not so lucky with the second LM18 machine. A few weeks ago I was able to fix its first BusyBox problem the same way. But tonight I can no longer solve a recurrent BusyBox problem similarly. If I attempt to reboot via BIOS, BusyBox re-appears persistently each time. Does this mean that my hard drive may have gone bad? My computers come with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid-state hard drive.

I've just test-run a live LM18 USB on this machine without any trouble. I assume this to imply that my machine's hardware is fine.
But I dislike the idea of having to re-install LM18 and consequently my personal database and useful but lengthy .bash_aliases files.

Any help or advice will be much appreciated.

Old 12-26-2016, 01:18 PM   #2
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# badblocks -wsv /dev/sda
# badblocks -sv /dev/sdb

-s gives the process indicator

-v gives verbose output

-w enables destructive read-write

-n would be non-destructive read-write

Read-only testing is the default and doesn't need special parameters.


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