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Mounting a second partition on the USB

  • I just got a 1TB USB. I have two partitions. The first is a 1GB FAT16 and the second is a 974GB Linux partition. The first partition works fine as an overlay. I was able to use mkfs.ext4 on the second partition, but can't mount it. How could I do this as an automount? When I run mount it creates /tmp/run/mountd/sda2, but says its a symbolic loop.

  • I can't mount it:
    root@Omega-E169:~# ls -ls /mnt
    4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 25 21:46 sda1
    4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 18 22:23 sda2
    4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 18 05:21 sdb1
    root@Omega-E169:~# mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2
    mount: mounting /dev/sda2 on /mnt/sda2 failed: Invalid argument

  • I think I found the problem. The dmesg output showed superblock has an invalid journal. Repaired with fsck.ext4 /dev/sda2. Due to the size, it talks a really long time to complete all passes.

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