(Solved) HDD is not recognized as linux partition

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(Solved) HDD is not recognized as linux partition

Post by stevep3129 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:43 am

On a new build desktop with 256GB SSD as boot drive and a 2TB HDD I'm trying to use the 2TB HDD as the location for Timeshift. At the bottom of Timeshift window it says "Selected device does not have a Linux partition". Running LM 18.3. I can access the drive, copy files to it and manipulate them. I tried to make a linux partition by formatting using Disks in Accessories. GParted doesn't seem to have a way to make it recognized as a linux partition.
Properties shows 2.0 TB Volume
Timeshift shows ST2000DM006-2DM1 ATA ext4 2TB
GParted shows ext4 2TB /dev/sdb

Also, how to make it mount automatically on boot?

I'd appreciate help for a solution.
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Re: HDD is not recognized as linux partition

Post by WharfRat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:24 am

Paste back the results of sudo blkid
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Re: HDD is not recognized as linux partition

Post by stevep3129 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:22 pm

anyu@anyu ~ $ sudo blkid
[sudo] password for anyu:
/dev/sda1: UUID="b8b4fd75-403f-430d-84eb-5d61f55f5f0f" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="9d29c7ae-01"
/dev/sda5: UUID="44435ae8-20da-452d-a77e-3fb7d1bcee26" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="9d29c7ae-05"
/dev/sdb: UUID="33cfce88-b38c-486f-8fa1-ca8f31e1f93e" TYPE="ext4"
anyu@anyu ~ $

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Re: HDD is not recognized as linux partition

Post by WharfRat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:30 pm

There is no partition setup on sdb so install gparted, if you don't have it installed, create a partition and format it :wink:
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Re: HDD is not recognized as linux partition

Post by stevep3129 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:44 pm

Your suggestion worked. Thank you!

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