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Mounts and partition type to avoid hardlink failure

Discussion in 'Hard Disks internal / external' started by acinfo64, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. acinfo64

    acinfo64 Vu+ Newbie

    From time to time I get the message "creating hardlink to timeshift file failed" and try to figure out what's wrong.

    What I know now is

    blkid /dev/sda*​

    Gives a sda1 as ext3. This should be right (needs ext2 or ext3 for timeshift).

    But when I type mount I see

    /dev/sda1 on /media/hdd type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)​

    And the Device Manager gives as mountingpoint "not mapped". Although recording works I gave it the map /media/hdd.

    Now I have the questions

    - Where are those mounts stored (I don't see them in /etc/fstab)?
    - What I understood is that the partition is ext3 but mounted as ext4. I'm I right and how can I change that?
    - What is set with the Device Manager (what is it doing)? Changes there are not seen in the mounts and with "not mapped" there is still a mount seen from the console.

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