"Get a newer version of e2fsck!", Gparted, copy/paste partition


I need to copy the system as a recovery copy for possible disasters …
For this I use Gparted and a USB, I copy the partition and paste it to the USB, well this time I can not do this as it gives me an error that I do not understand, very technical for my level … if someone could tell me what can be done to solve such a vital issue, I will be very grateful, any other information needed, please let me know:

GParted 1.2.0

configuration --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize

libparted 3.4


Device:	/dev/nvme0n1
Model:	PC SN520 NVMe WDC 256GB
Sector size:	512
Total sectors:	500118192
Heads:	255
Sectors/track:	2
Cylinders:	980623
Partition table:	gpt
Partition	Type	Start	End	Flags	Partition Name	File System	Label	Mount Point
/dev/nvme0n1p1	Primary	2048	3002367	boot, esp		fat32		/boot/efi
/dev/nvme0n1p2	Primary	3002368	5984255	swap		linux-swap		
/dev/nvme0n1p3	Primary	5984256	88997887			ext4	rootMX21	/
/dev/nvme0n1p4	Primary	88997888	184377343			ext4	rootMX23	
/dev/nvme0n1p5	Primary	184377344	286046207			ext4	Debian-12	
/dev/nvme0n1p6	Primary	286046208	410208317			ext4	LinuxMint	/media/keos/LinuxMint
/dev/nvme0n1p7	Primary	410210304	500117503			ext4	Manjaro	

Device:	/dev/sda
Model:	USB SanDisk 3.2Gen1
Sector size:	512
Total sectors:	965246976
Heads:	255
Sectors/track:	2
Cylinders:	1892641
Partition table:	msdos
Partition	Type	Start	End	Flags	Partition Name	File System	Label	Mount Point
/dev/sda1	Primary	2048	307281919	boot		exfat	Ventoy	
/dev/sda2	Primary	307281920	307347455	esp		fat16	VTOYEFI	
/dev/sda3	Primary	307347456	675770367			ext4	Data	

Copy /dev/nvme0n1p7 to /dev/sda (start at 322.23 GiB)  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
calibrate /dev/nvme0n1p7  00:00:00    ( SUCCESS )
path: /dev/nvme0n1p7 (partition)
start: 410210304
end: 500117503
size: 89907200 (42.87 GiB)
check file system on /dev/nvme0n1p7 for errors and (if possible) fix them  00:00:00    ( ERROR )
e2fsck -f -y -v -C 0 '/dev/nvme0n1p7'  00:00:00    ( ERROR )

Manjaro: ********** WARNING: Filesystem still has errors **********

e2fsck 1.46.2 (28-Feb-2021)
/dev/nvme0n1p7 has unsupported feature(s): FEATURE_C12
e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!


[alnone@alnone-inspiron3583 ~]$ sudo inxi -v7azy
[sudo] contraseña para alnone: 
  Kernel: 6.6.19-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.6-x86_64
    root=UUID=b263f48a-8ada-4e3d-afe8-fdf74eab2e28 rw quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 wm: xfwm4 v: 4.18.0
    with: xfce4-panel tools: xfce4-screensaver dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Manjaro base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 3583 v: N/A serial: <filter>
    Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0WHCP7 v: A00 serial: <filter> part-nu: 08CA
    uuid: 4c4c4544-0032-3810-8043-b9c04f305932 UEFI: Dell v: 1.5.1
    date: 05/30/2019
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 39.9/42.0 Wh (95.0%)
    volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: SMP DELL VM73283 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
    status: full
  System RAM: total: 8 GiB available: 7.63 GiB used: 1.65 GiB (21.6%)
    igpu: 32 MiB
  Array-1: capacity: 32 GiB slots: 2 modules: 1 EC: None
    max-module-size: 16 GiB note: est.
  Device-1: DIMM A type: no module installed
  Device-2: DIMM B type: DDR4 detail: synchronous size: 8 GiB speed:
    spec: 2667 MT/s actual: 2400 MT/s volts: curr: 1.2 min: 1.2 max: 1.2
    width (bits): data: 64 total: 64 manufacturer: 80AD000080AD
    part-no: HMA81GS6JJR8N-VK serial: <filter>
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-8265U socket: BGA1528 (U3E1) note: check bits: 64
    type: MT MCP arch: Comet/Whiskey Lake note: check gen: core 8 level: v3
    note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142)
    stepping: 0xC (12) microcode: 0xF8
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 502 high: 823 min/max: 400/3900 base/boost: 3700/3900
    scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave volts: 0.9 V
    ext-clock: 100 MHz cores: 1: 823 2: 400 3: 400 4: 400 5: 400 6: 400 7: 400
    8: 800 bogomips: 28808
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
    arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush
    clflushopt cmov constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64
    dtherm dts epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu
    fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify ibpb ibrs
    ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor
    movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm
    pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand rdseed rdtscp
    rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
    syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi
    vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr
  Type: gather_data_sampling mitigation: Microcode
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced / Automatic IBRS, IBPB: conditional,
    RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel WhiskeyLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics 620] vendor: Dell
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3ea0
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-6:4 chip-ID: 0bda:5520
    class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.org v: compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.18.0 driver:
    X: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 note: <missing: xdpyinfo/xrandr>
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x10ec built: 2017 res: 1366x768
    dpi: 101 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris platforms: device: 0 drv: iris
    device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
    inactive: gbm,wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.2-manjaro1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2)
    device-ID: 8086:3ea0 memory: 7.45 GiB unified: yes
  Device-1: Intel Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9dc8 class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.6.19-1-MANJARO status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.22 status: off tools: N/A
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: n/a (root, process) with:
    1: pipewire-pulse status: active 2: wireplumber status: active
    3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
  Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell
    driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Info: services: NetworkManager
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Message: No bluetooth data found.
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 698.74 GiB used: 15.67 GiB (2.2%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: PC SN520 NVMe WDC 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 20200012 temp: 44.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: USB 3.2Gen1
    size: 460.27 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: USB
    rev: 2.1 spd: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 tech: N/A serial: <filter>
    fw-rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / raw-size: 42.87 GiB size: 41.9 GiB (97.74%) used: 15.64 GiB (37.3%)
    fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7 label: Manjaro
    uuid: b263f48a-8ada-4e3d-afe8-fdf74eab2e28
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 1.43 GiB size: 1.43 GiB (99.80%)
    used: 22.4 MiB (1.5%) fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
    maj-min: 259:1 label: N/A uuid: 6693-9A38
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: yes
    compressor: zstd max-pool: 20%
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1.42 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 label: N/A
    uuid: 73e9a0ff-1e34-4792-8aab-b1eda8c17f07
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 size: 39.58 GiB fs: ext4 label: rootMX21
    uuid: 18dde8e5-0707-421f-ba5a-551a6863f412
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p4 maj-min: 259:4 size: 45.48 GiB fs: ext4
    label: rootMX23 uuid: 10236dfd-8fba-48f5-b7cf-27aa1df5a9e7
  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5 size: 48.48 GiB fs: ext4
    label: Debian-12 uuid: 6f8314ff-48e4-4afb-9402-adea4bcaba17
  ID-4: /dev/nvme0n1p6 maj-min: 259:6 size: 59.21 GiB fs: ext4
    label: LinuxMint uuid: 7b468763-5ba5-4aff-b6e7-727f96db1283
  ID-5: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1 size: 146.52 GiB fs: exfat label: Ventoy
    uuid: 3017-3ABF
  ID-6: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2 size: 32 MiB fs: vfat label: VTOYEFI
    uuid: B2C8-40D2
  ID-7: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 size: 175.68 GiB fs: ext4 label: Data
    uuid: e312a93c-709b-414c-8f1e-d6647bfbab67
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 12 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
    class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-2:2 info: Areson Corp 2.4G Receiver type: keyboard,mouse
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s)
    lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 100mA chip-ID: 25a7:fa67 class-ID: 0301
  Device-2: 1-3:3 info: SanDisk Ultra Flair type: mass storage
    driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s)
    lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 power: 224mA chip-ID: 0781:5591 class-ID: 0806
    serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 1-6:4 info: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: video
    driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s (57.2 MiB/s) lanes: 1
    mode: 2.0 power: 500mA chip-ID: 0bda:5520 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Device-4: 1-8:5 info: Elan Micro Touchscreen type: HID
    driver: hid-multitouch,usbhid interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s (1.4 MiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 04f3:24dd class-ID: 0300
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 6 rev: 3.1
    speed: 10 Gb/s (1.16 GiB/s) lanes: 1 mode: 3.2 gen-2x1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
    class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C pch: 47.0 C mobo: 39.0 C
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 0
  Processes: 255 Power: uptime: 2m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 3.04 GiB services: upowerd,xfce4-power-manager
    Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1277 libs: 399 tools: octopi,pamac,yay
    pm: flatpak pkgs: 0 Compilers: clang: 16.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: Sudo (sudo)
    v: 1.9.15p5 default: Bash v: 5.2.26 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.33
[alnone@alnone-inspiron3583 ~]$

You are apparently doing this using a pretty old usb (you boot from it is my guess)
One way to solve this is to use a more recent one - with a version of e2fsck that can deal with this feature.

Another is to disable the filesystem feature that your old e2fsck program cannot deal with.

I googled for: “feature_c12 e2fsck”
and instantly found many hits with how to do this.

tune2fs -O ^orphan_file /dev/device

Yours seems to be a rather unusual way to create backups IMO. :wink:

Consider Clonezilla or Rescuezilla as options?

My ‘unusual’ way of doing this is because of my computer illiteracy. I understand, you are surprised because you may not know that I am just a dilettante, without any professional training, to the point that tools like clonezilla and other similar … I simply do not understand them, before I used to use ‘systemback’ the only one I could understand/manage but now unfortunately it is kind of outdated, so I moved to MXLinux which has its fantastic ‘snapshot’ – the information I saw on Google on this subject I did not understand either.

Guessing then … I went to MX-23 and there I was able to make the copy of Manjaro in Gparted, I didn’t get the error and finally I could solve this issue, no, I won’t tell anyone the name of the OS where I got the error.

And now in Manjaro, I feel like … the elephant in the room?

Thank you all for your comments and patience,


Rescuezilla is Clonezilla with a nice GUI. If you figured out how to install Manjaro and use Ventoy, I am confident that you will be able to use Rescuezilla.

As I told you, I have tried several tools, among them of course, Rescuecilla, and most of them are GUI … nothing compared to let’s say, Systemback. Operating systems have their installers, maybe Calamares is not very intuitive but if you have been installing systems for a long time …

Now, after all, what is the disadvantage of doing a “simple” copy/paste using Gparted, I say “simple” because sometimes you have to resize the partition, but that’s all the ‘complication’, it’s just pure intuition and you get a ‘dd’ copy which is an exact clone of your whole system with all the settings, etc – convenient and very suitable for beginners. Thanks.

If what you are essentially doing is a dd “copy” of a partition
then it makes no sense that you’d encounter a file system error in need of checking and correction/repair.

Unless you are dd copying the partition, the very file system on it, which is currently in use somehow …

Part of the story is missing here.

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