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Sounds like we have a XY problem here. Your problem is not about renaming the device - it's about configuring fstab properly so that mounting always works, no matter what names are assigned to devices. That's the solution, because name assignment isn't reliable. Names can change for example if you have an external hard drive connected on boot. The solution ...


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I think your syntax is off for your Linux example. Even under standard Linux, you can't "mount" one folder into another without the --bind option. So that should be: sudo mount --bind /home/userx/a/b /home/userx/c/d That syntax works for me under WSL1 as well. As you are probably aware, this is ephemeral, and will disappear on reboot unless added ...


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First of all: In the current state of affairs anything written to /tmp would indeed ne on the root fs. But: You can decide what gets mounted where - just edit /etc/fstab or manually remount to your liking. In addition to that, nothing stops you from doing bind mounts to your liking as well or even create image files on your tempdisk and loop-mount the ...


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Your hard drive has likely gone (which may be why the earlier crashes). Get a bootable USB key (a Windows ISO is fine), boot from this and (probably using Command Mode) see if you can see the disk or any data on the disk. Next (or alternate) approach: Remove the hard drive, put in a USB carrier, attach this assembly (USB carrier including the hard drive) to ...


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