I had mentioned a possible Mount Point problem in Part 2 – “However, after I had removed that disk, then later put it back in it wouldn’t work!? Bummer!” Well, it keeps showing up, and I have no clue what it is or what is causing it. Some of the following pics may be from different installations or from different Test Computers ‘n a slight difference in the “Used” of a partition…still basically the same, except for a 32 GB USB installation that ended up with sorta the same disappearing “/” Mount Point. Here is an ‘After’ pic of a 120 GB SSD installation that stopped booting:
The Mount Point section is gone, and there is no slash (“/”) next to /dev/sda2’s ext4. Also, /dev/sda1 is now missing /boot/efi next to the fat32.
Here is a ‘Before’ pic:
Mount Point section was there, and a slash (“/”) was next to ext4 of the /dev/sda2 partition. /dev/sda1 had /boot/efi next to the fat32.
In Part 1 there is a pic of the DE after I had added Gnome Shell Extensions, then added Dash to Panel extension to it, and also added the Arc Menu to it. Made an image of the system at that point with Clonezilla ‘n everything was working fine. That SSD stopped booting into the Kali Linux desktop later, so I restored the image, and I believe it worked (?!). However, later on, it wouldn’t boot so I did another image restore w/ Clonezilla and that restored image didn’t work?! Here’s that original pic:
If that sounds confusing, then imagine how difficult it is to try and express in writing!?! 😉
Anyway, there is now going to be at least one more post on this Kali Linux series than I had planned for – i.e. this one. Hey, I’m a non-volunteer amateur Linux Newbie – since 1996 ‘n not some expert Linux Developer! 😉
I have no clue what is happening; however, am trying to continue the testing…whilst also testing for a possible solution, at the same time. For example, did a full install to a 32GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive this morning to test Kali Linux for ‘Portability’ … used the “Guided” method ‘n the installation worked fine. Here is a partition pic:
I’ll call that the ‘Before’ pic since it has the Mount Point section with /boot/efi next to the fat32 /dev/sda1, and the slash (“/”) next to the ext4 /dev/sda2 partition. Pulled the USB out ‘n plugged it into another computer – testing for ‘Portability’ – and it wouldn’t boot. Plugged it back into the original installation computer and now it wouldn’t boot there either. Here is the ‘After’ pic of that USB:
Next test…Kali Linux says I have to have a swap partition; however, all my computers (except for laptop) run with at least 16GB’s of memory. Here’s the ‘Before’ pic of that installation test:
That was a “Manual” partitioning method. Mount Point section is there with /boot/efi next to the fat32 /dev/sda1, and the slash (“/”) next to the ext4 /dev/sda2 partition. No swap this time. Pulled that SSD ‘n stuck it into another computer…wouldn’t boot. Stuck the SSD back into the original installation computer (‘Apevia’) ‘n it booted up with no problems!?!
That’s where I am at now…will test a little longer to see if it stays. Maybe even do another Clonezilla image save ‘n then restore test.
This post is now headed to the new Kali Linux page…
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!