We've got a problem. Debian "Jessie" box won't launch X or Tomcat, and USB drive won't mount
- Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:12:36 -0800
- From: "James H. H. Lampert" <jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: We've got a problem. Debian "Jessie" box won't launch X or Tomcat, and USB drive won't mount
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We've got a Debian 8 box (an old Dell 400SC) that won't launch X (it
boots to a command line) or Tomcat, nor mount a USB hard drive that we
use for backups.
It will, however, accept ssh connections.
In the boot sequence, I see "Failed" where it tries to mount the USB
drive. I also can't seem to get that drive to mount on anything else,
which suggests that it has been corrupted.
Can somebody suggest where to start looking for the problem?
James H. H. Lampert