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Re: mkfs problem (half resolved)

Le 10/03/2019 à 19:50, Pierre Frenkiel a écrit :
On Sun, 10 Mar 2019, Pascal Hambourg wrote:

What kind of system are you using ?

   Debian Stretch

In current versions of Debian, /etc/mtab should be a symlink to /proc/mounts.

   on my laptop, mtab is actually a link to ../proc/self/mounts

/proc/mounts is actually a symlink to /proc/self/mounts.

   but on my desktop, it is a file, God knows why.

Was your desktop initially installed with a rather older Debian version and upgraded ?