Hi, I've been trying to back up a Pi installation using a tool called image-utils (written by a contributor to the Pi Forums). This tool backs up the running system and writes the image to a specified destination. I've used it many times before but I recently had an issue because my image file was bigger than the 4 GB limit on FAT32. I was advised by the author to format the stick with ext2.
This I have done, but can no longer mount the stick on the Pi. Initially I thought that the problem was due to ownership and permissions; formatting creates a partition owned by root. I've now changed ownership and permissions on the stick (labelled Backup) to: drwxrwxrwx 3 terry terry 4096 Nov 28 13:04 Backup using my PC. However, I still get an issue when I plug the stick into the Pi. Having created the directory /media/usb/ on the Pi, I do: pi@minster-music:~ $ ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Nov 28 13:05 5183463e-4eee-4e13-99c2-f0871ad6d8b8 -> ../../sda1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Nov 28 11:10 568caafd-bab1-46cb-921b-cd257b61f505 -> ../../mmcblk0p2 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Nov 28 11:10 C839-E506 -> ../../mmcblk0p1 then I do: pi@minster-music:~ $ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/usb/ -o uid=pi,gid=pi mount: /media/usb: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error. As you can see, the Pi doesn't like this. This procedure works if I use a FAT32 Stick. What have I mised? -- Terry Coles -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-12-07 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org