bootable ext. USB SSD for backup

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Fri Mar 17 10:44:10 UTC 2017


JFTR this is an internal HDD:

>  [root at archlinux ~]# parted -l | head -28 | tail -7
>  Disk /dev/sdb: 500GB
>  Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
>  Partition Table: msdos
>  Disk Flags: 
>  Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags
>   1      32.3kB  22.0GB  22.0GB  primary   ntfs            boot
>  [root at archlinux ~]# mount | grep "/dev/sdb1 "
>  [root at archlinux ~]# mkdir /tmp/foo
>  [root at archlinux ~]# mount -wL xp /tmp/foo 
>  [root at archlinux ~]# mount | grep "/dev/sdb1 "
>  /dev/sdb1 on /tmp/foo type fuseblk
> (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)
>As you can see, I need to mount it.

Anyway, I'm using external HDDs, as backup drives. Since no
"user-friendly" mechanisms are installed, I need to mount what ever
kind of FS is used by those external drives.The are treated in the same
way as anything else, e.g. USB-sticks and DVDs.

>If I plug in an USB stick or insert a DVD, I need to manually mount it
>by command line, too. Sure, there are mechanisms available that could
>auto-mount an USB stick as well as a DVD, I'm just not using such
>things. Under the hood "user-friendly" Linux distributions auto-mount.
>A lot of Linux users simply don't understand the OS they are using.

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