Snap-core-7713.mount - Problem

When I try to download something from snapcraft I get this:
error: cannot perform the following tasks:

  • Mount snap “core” (7713) ([start snap-core-7713.mount] failed with exit status 1: Job for snap-core-7713.mount failed.
    See “systemctl status snap-core-7713.mount” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

Can someone help me with that?

what is the (full) output of snap version ?

snap    2.21-2+b1
snapd   2.21-2+b1
series  16
debian  9

hmm, that looks weird, it should list your kernel version too … is that some regular debian install (not a VM, not some chroot on a chromebook/pixelbook, cloud instance or whatever) ?

you are right, VM on pixelbook

What is logged for that failed mount?

Can you try to mount a snap ‘by hand’? e.g. snap download icdiff and then use a regular mount command to see what happens.

yeah, that wont work, we have some chromebook/pixelbook threads here in the forum already, the kernel misses some essential security features and/or squashfs support for snaps to work

So, you want to say that this problem is unsolvable on chromebook?

Can you change the kernel on the chromebook to supports squashfs?

How? I am new in cromebooks and linux. I used your command: snap download icdiff and got output:

Fetching snap “icdiff”
Fetching assertions for “icdiff”

alternatively you could try to find or build squashfuse, that shoud at least offer a fuse based option for squashfs (form the other threads i gathered that this isnt available as binary deb for chromebooks it seems) … it wont shine wrt performance but should at least make things work