Hello, I’ve had a problem with snap for a long time. After installing snap and restarting the PC, I get the error “error: system does not fully support snapd: cannot mount squashfs image using “squashfs”: mount: /tmp/syscheck-mountpoint-4154043511: mount failed: The operation is not allowed.” and I don’t know what to do. I’ve reset my pc 4 times and it keeps coming back the installation
You can check your kernel log (
dmesg) for full details, but it probably means that your kernel is compiled without support for XZ-compressed SquashFS images - which snap requires.
What system is this on? You can try updating your kernel, but may need to install an alternative version/recompile with the required support.
What is the full output of
snap version ?
snap 2.57.6-1+b1 snapd 2.57.6-1+b1 series 16 kali 2022.4 kernel 6.0.0-kali6-amd64
i use kali linux with gnome desktop. and how do i update my kernel. Because I don’t know my way around, I’m new to linux
if that kali kernel actually has squashfs support enabled (you can check with
cat /proc/filesystems if squashfs is in the list) it might be that you are hitting the known squashfs bug with the 6.0 kernel:
this is fixed in 6.2 …
PS: if you are new to linux, kali, being actually intended as a toolbox for security maintainers and not a fully fledged distro is probably not the right thing to start with.
I know but I just wanted to use these hacking tools
i dont think there are any “hacking tools” in kali that are not also available in any other distro and if you need to do forensic research on a firewall breach of your enterprise IT dept. or a WLAN intruder in your company network, you will surely be able to just install them with a single command on all the other distros as well …
kali is very specific for a certain, very narrow focused security researcher use-case, it is not really a general linux distro … but indeed it is up to you what you start your linux journey with
oh ok can you recommend me another linux where I can also run this “hacking tool” and I can use snap?
well, what answer would you expect to that question from an ubuntu developer
with my bias i would indeed recommend ubuntu or one of its many flavours here, but i guess fedora, opensuse, debian, manjaro or arch would serve you as well, all being general purpose distros …
i surely have icons for all my snap-installed GUI apps here on ubuntu 22.04 …
It’s me again, I wanted to install it and was in the installation window after the restart, but as soon as I wanted to select an installation, it just loaded