Difficulty getting a large disk mounted.
craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Feb 22 00:13:24 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 18:22 -0500, Matt Considine wrote:
> I've checked the archives and cannot find commentary on this. Hoping I
> didn't overlook something, here goes ...
> Running FC3 and Gnome, I am trying to get a third harddisk recognized.
> This one had a partition (11G) for the Win99 OS and the remaining
> partition was divided up into virtual drives. Total size is 60G if I
> The hardware brower recognizes this as
> Device Start End Size(MB) Type
> /hdd1 1 1460 11453 fat32
> 1 1460 11453 Free space
> /hdd2 1461 7296 45779 No filesystem
> 7297 7298 10 Free space
> These are associated with subdirectories, respectively,
> I can see the files on "boot" without a problem. But I cannot
> see the files on "root".
> Can someone either tell me how or point me to the instructions to get
> these files recognized? When I type (as root)
> mount -t vfat /dev/hdd2 /mnt/root
> I get the following message :
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdd2,
> or too many mounted file systems
> Any help would be appreciated, as well as everyone's patience if I
> missed something simple.
I guess I don't understand exactly what you are saying.
I can see that there is a partition /dev/hdd2 but I don't understand
your comment about the rest of the the partition being divided into
Then you say that you called these things /mnt/boot and /mnt/root
but /dev/hdd1 is fat32 so that hardly qualifies as a suitable partition
for a linux boot and /dev/hdd2 - at least on appearance doesn't have a
suitable filesystem at all. The free space leftovers seem to indicate
some type of funky partitioning tool was used. I am gathering that if
you did try to install a filesystem (sometimes called 'formatting' or
'initializing') that it didn't succeed.
If there is no valuable data on the /dev/hdd2, you could probably just
from command line...
mkfs -t [ext3|ext2|vfat] /dev/hdd2
I always had problems creating vfat partitions larger than 32mb. Perhaps
that is just me.
if you feel that you had indeed created a filesystem on /dev/hdd2 like
in Windows or something else and indeed have valuable data on that
drive, then re-examine by booting Windows or the tool you used to create
it and see if it's still there.
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