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Kali Linux Issue Starting Metasploit/Postgres

When trying to start Metasploit from the Application menu or starting postgresql from the command line I got the following error:

“Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server: main[….] The PostgreSQL server failed to start. Please check the log output”

I was also running low on available space in my VM too, so clearing out the /tmp directory and running ‘apt-get clean’ seemed to help.  I updated the /usr/sbin/update-rc.d file and commented out postgres in the black list and wrote it in enabled in the white list section.  Then, after rebooting, I just had to start postgres manually:

su postgres -c "/usr/lib/postgresql/9.1/bin/postgres -D /etc/postgresql/9.1/main/" &


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