Let’s see if we can find out. Please provide the output of:
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When posting terminal output, copy the output and paste it here, wrapped in three (3) backticks, before AND after the pasted text. Like this:
This will just cause it to be rendered like this:
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Instead of like this:
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Alternatively, paste the text you wish to format as terminal output, select all pasted text, and click the </> button on the taskbar. This will indent the whole pasted section with one TAB, causing it to render the same way as described above.
Thereby increasing legibility thus making it easier for those trying to provide assistance.
… where you write your posts, there is a menu in the top row of that editor window
with several symbols
for “quote”, “bold”, “italic”, “hyperlink”, “blockquote”, “preformatted text”
the last two of which you’ll need the most
“preformatted text” in this case here
hover the mouse and you’ll see what they mean, if that is not obvious from the symbol
… highlight the text (mouse) and then click the symbol
watch the right side (preview) as you do this …
Is it really that difficult to figure out?
your output wasn’t that badly unreadable - but with other output, proper formatting can really make a world of difference
properly formatted, you will see it here just like you see it in your own terminal, where the output came from
nvme0n1 is where manjaro is, along with 650g of 953g of files
sda1 is a 1t secondary hdd which I tried to install fedora on, it isn’t mounted
There is nothing of value on it
I would like to use it for backup, but broke my system, the last time I messed with it, the mount point was wrong
Installing fedora let me have access to nvme0n1 & manjaro again, I’ve been using it like this for some months
But /dev/sda is just 1 GB ins size - you cannot really install an OS there.
If you want to delete the stuff that is currently on it, but cannot
(how do you know - what sort of response do you get when you try to delete ?)
then just reformat the device
or use sudo (root rights) to remove whatever is on there.
I still seem to have no idea of what you actually want to do and what your problem with doing that is.
Here’s best I can remember is how I got here
I shot myself in the foot several times
I was trying to make a sym link from the main system to sda when I 1st set up this computer up in 2019
Some time later I realized that sda wasn’t being used
the system worked, but no access to sda, didn’t care as nvme wasn’t full
Took another crack at it after some time, by changing the mount point sda & broke the bootloader
unsuccessfully installed fedora, but somehow reinstalled a bootloader
Again didn’t care, had a working system
Some time passed
I was trying to create a new backup, timeshift was broke when python2 had issues
Gave up on backup utilities I couldn’t get them to work
Did a manual back up of content [unison]
Some time passed, I plugged in a sd card from a camera, got present error
I have folders with the same name on both drives, which makes it even more confusing
Back to the problem at hand
How do I switch the mount point for external devices from the secondary sda1 to nvme0n1 where it belongs ?
or delete any of the files on sda1 without borking my system?
or install a bootloader on nvme where it should be? also minus bork