Manjaro not recognizing other Partitions


I originally had a dual booted system alternating between Windows 10 and Manjaro (Budgie DM). Windows was installed in the first 500GB (NTFS) of my HDD as I wasn’t able to reduce due to a few restrictions when i installed the OS i couldn’t understand why. I then parted my remaining 400 GB into :

  • 245 GB - Manjaro - EXT4
  • 162 GB - Common Storage - NTFS. (or Local Drive D)

It was a working setup with Manjaro recognizing both NTFS partitions and mounting them on request from the files application.

Heres where the Problem started:

A couple of days ago i decided to take the plunge and expunge Windows off my Laptop since i was primarily working on Manjaro anyways. So i decided to format my Windows Partitions into and Ext4 Filesystem to directly work with Manjaro. After I did, i restarted my laptop only to discover, Manjaro no longer indicated other available partitions in the Files Applications.

I fired up terminal and ran blkid and got the all the partitions recognized.
I then Mounted the Local Drive D to /run/media/local as this is where it would generally get mounted. The drive was mounted but it always mounted as a folder. Same with the Newly created Ext4 Partition.

I updated fstab to add the local partition but it would mount the local media and fail on mounting the new Ext4 partition and enter into emergency mode.

I want to have both partitions recognized and mounted properly as Other Drives to my Laptop. How do i resolve this issue?

Could you please post the output of Inxi -Dazy , sudo blkid and cat /etc/fstab?
Also, welcome to the community.

Edit: My new Ext4 Partition is now showing up in my Files application but showing up as a Read Only Partition.

(base) [alux@pspace ~]$ inxi -dazy
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 272.56 GiB (29.3%) 
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABD100 size: 931.51 GiB 
  block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> rev: 2C scheme: GPT 
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: hp model: DVDRW SU208GB rev: HH00 
  dev-links: cdrom 
  Features: speed: 24 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
  rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
(base) [alux@pspace ~]$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="5EC5-7F56" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EF" PARTUUID="2829b919-3145-4843-99ad-0b7a33ebfd9f"
/dev/sda2: UUID="B806-4585" BLOCK_SIZE="512" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="Mi" PARTUUID="9a363993-5de6-4ea1-8c79-ed7475366550"
/dev/sda3: UUID="e94f8d4a-1f50-490e-b9fb-97e94b40a0fd" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Major Part" PARTUUID="283c9ca9-4b0d-4d67-89ef-0a3d54fb4c13"
/dev/sda4: LABEL="Local Drive" BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="F470677D70674588" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="e1f6e28e-2710-0000-fc5b-806e6f6e6963"
/dev/sda5: UUID="566d7abe-748e-458e-927c-5a9e8595cd17" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="8152c6f2-aa8e-7347-9ca8-2f904567e7a8"
/dev/sda6: BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="B60E754E0E75089F" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="ce2ba12c-41cf-4d64-a797-a0e8db2b09d0"
/dev/sda7: LABEL="RECOVERY" BLOCK_SIZE="512" UUID="D278FF8278FF639F" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Ba" PARTUUID="d235e54c-52cc-4d7e-afb6-5b2c80c818c4"
(base) [alux@pspace ~]$ cat /etc/fstab
# /dev/sda5
UUID=566d7abe-748e-458e-927c-5a9e8595cd17	/         	ext4      	rw,relatime	0 0

# /dev/sda1
UUID=5EC5-7F56      	/boot/efi 	vfat      	rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro	0 0

# /dev/sda4
UUID=F470677D70674588       /run/media/local    ntfs-3g auto,users,uid=1000,gid=100,dmask=027,fmask=137,utf8  0  2
/dev/disk/by-uuid/e94f8d4a-1f50-490e-b9fb-97e94b40a0fd /mnt/e94f8d4a-1f50-490e-b9fb-97e94b40a0fd auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show,rw 0 0

I had removed the fstab entry for the 500 GB as i couldnt boot with it in the fstab.

Also thanks :smile: really loving Manjaro and the community from a long time

Ok that line does not look to really adhere to the fstab standard, for example, for normal partitions the auto commands is not recommended to be used as that can lead to problems. Even just for readability you might want to replace it with.

UUID=e94f8d4a-1f50-490e-b9fb-97e94b40a0fd /mnt/e94f8d4a-1f50-490e-b9fb-97e94b40a0fd ext4 defaults,noatime 0 2

You should also be able to remove at the very least the sda2 and sda7 since you removed the windows partition and they aren’t required in any way for running manjaro. This should let you reclaim some available space.

I don’t know what happened but Manjaro started recognizing my partitions after I reformatted my sda3 partition again to ext4 but its label has defaulted to 539 GB Volume.
I removed the sda6 and sda7 partitions and expanded my sda5 (Manjaro) partition to 199 GB Ext4.

I made the change to the fstab files but then it stopped registering the sda3 partitions