folders copied from another linux home partition are binary files

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – On my harddisk I have two different linux systems which both have a own home partition. For about two weeks I used symbolic links from my fedora 18 home partition to my salix home partition. A few days it worked without issues. Folders I symlinked were Documents, Video, Music and .liferea_1.8 folder. But now I cannot mount my Salix home parititon properly. It's reported as mounted, but even root can't access its files. Below /run/media/username the mounted partition is shown as binary file. Then I thought, I will boot into my Salix system and copy these folders just onto my fedora home part (HowTos)