Here's what the OP is supposed to look like!
I'm working on getting Mint 19.2 going to replace my vintage 17.3 install.
My configuration looks like:
sda is a 500G SSD and primary boot drive
sda1 root partition
sdb is a 750G HDD
sdc is a 2TB HDD with bootloader for Mint 17.3
sdc1 through 4 is my archival Mint 17.3 install
sdc5 is to be used for snapshots of my system files and backups of /home. Partition label is 'backup'.
The behavior I'm seeing that I don't like is that I think Timeshift is mounting the backup partition as superuser and causing it to pop up on my desktop. Clicking on it yields the error: "Could not display "/media/root/backup". The file is of an unknown type."
I can only unmount it after authenticating with my root password.
What I think I want to do is add an entry to fstab so that it's mounted at boot in user mode. It should end up looking something like this...
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# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # ... # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=9f8a9357-6cf9-4bd9-aa26-67a6593cb8fa / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /home was on /dev/sdb2 during installation UUID=6d57d65a-1830-4055-8766-16008d9daca8 /home ext4 defaults 0 2 # swap was on /dev/sdb1 during installation UUID=287ec08c-a173-4bfb-a411-841650cd0928 none swap sw 0 0 # Proposed entry for backup partition... UUID=71d6153e-a2f4-46e7-9862-5379c3e5b6a4 /backup ext4 defaults 0 2
Will /backup now show up as another available file system in file manager windows?
Will changing its status to a mounted user file system muck around with the Timeshift configuration I've already set up? Or will Timeshift adapt to not having to mount the file system and still see the previous backups? Will I stop seeing the backup partition show up on my desktop when accessed by Timeshift?
Will this muck up file ownership or other metadata of the /backup partition and/or files?
I just want to head off any avoidable confusion or frustration. I hope with all the research I've done successfully on the rest of this install, y'all won't begrudge me a little hands-on assistance.
Meanwhile I'm off to do the optimizations for the SSD configuration. Thanks to all!