Whonix gateway randomly stopped working

Hi, my whonix gateway randomly gave this error.

## who_ami: whonixcheck 
## identifier: 
## exit_code: 0 
## error_cause: error_handler signal ERR detected with BASH_COMMAND: chmod 700 "$TEMP_DIR"

There was another error box with command “makedir temp” or something similar. Sorry caught me off-guard so I just restarted the virtual machine without thinking and didn’t grab verbose output :frowning:

Now I can’t start the machine at all, it’s giving me this: https://linx.li/sxzujdir.png

Welcome to Whonix forums and thank you for your question!

Looks like a virtual hard drive failure.

  • Either trash the VM and re-import it. OR
  • Try fix the virtual hard drive file system issue. Make a backup before you start in case any important data there. We don’t have documentation how to fix file system corruption yet.
    You could try to fix it as per Free Support for Whonix ™ since there is nothing Whonix specific about that issue or maybe someone else can assist with that.