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PiAware in emergency mode

After rebooting, the device disappeared from the network. Connected the device to the monitor:

You are in emergency mode. After logging in, type “journalctrl -xb” to view
system logs “systemctl reboot” to reboot, “systemctl default” or ^D to try again to boot into default mode.

Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked See sulogin(8) man page for more details.

Press Enter to continue.


This text constantly appears after pressing Enter.
Is it possible to somehow log into the system or is it easier to re-record the image of the system on a memory card?

I’d reimage; emergency mode usually means filesystem / sdcard corruption.

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One of my cards did that.

Since then, on my new card, I minimized the writes on the card…

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It happened after I installed RadarBox feeder.

It probably tried to write in one of the damaged cells. Usually they get “rotated” automatically for wear leverage, but if the card is getting full, there is less space left for that.