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Thread: General Error mounting file systems, read before responding

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    General Error mounting file systems, read before responding

    I've had this problem for almost a year now that has rendered my laptop into a brick. No one has been able to solve it. I just bought a new hard drive, so I decided to try again. I still have no luck. I created an Ubuntu live USB for 12.04 using the Universal USB installer on my windows machine. I then used it on the laptop. I boot up and choose the install to hard drive option. After a bunch of text and splash screens. I get the "general error mounting filesystems" error. This isn't a one off thing either.

    I've tried this with multiple distros and live usb creators, so I'm sure it is not the live usb itself. I can't even use the "Try ubuntu" option. I can't even install windows on it although that may be because the disk has been used before. One thing that does work though, I can boot using knoppix.

    So it seems to be a problem with mounting kernels to the filesystem that has nothing to do with the hard drive, the usb, or even the distro itself. I'm about to give up and conclude that my Thinkpad X61 was made with hardware that doesn't cooperate with linux kernels made past 2010.

    I'm pretty positive the laptop is not damaged. Has this ever happened to anyone else and can you help me out?
    Last edited by Lyalpha; November 7th, 2012 at 10:37 PM.

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    Re: General Error mounting file systems, read before responding

    I suggest pendrive linux: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

    It has worked 100% for me, using Windows to make a bootable flash drive.

    BTW, I always choose "Try Ubuntu." Then run System Settings, Brightness and Lock, and choose "turn screen off" never.

    I have never seen "general error mounting filesystem."

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    Re: General Error mounting file systems, read before responding

    Pendrive linux is the Universal USB installer I spoke of. Also, I mentioned that try ubuntu doesn't work because it can't mount anything to the filesystem.

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    Re: General Error mounting file systems, read before responding

    Try unetbootin to create the usb, it's never failed me. If that doesn't work, I'd download another image. This one may be corrupted.
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