Can one now help?
jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 22:19:55 UTC 2010
On 07/18/2010 02:11 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday, July 18, 2010 05:09:23 pm Parshwa Murdia did opine:
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>>>> From: JD<jd1008 at gmail.com<mailto:jd1008 at gmail.com>>
>>>> To: Community support for Fedora users
>>>> <users at lists.fedoraproject.org
>>>> <mailto:users at lists.fedoraproject.org>> Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010
>>>> 14:31:48 -0700
>>>> Subject: Re: Can one now help?
>>> Live CD also allows you to just boot the cd without installing it.
>>> So, do not select install. just boot it and the desktop will come up.
>>> in desktop, open a terminal:
>>> Click Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal
>>> in the shell terminal, mount your fedora partition:
>>> su -
>>> No password needed. just press enter.
>>> mkdir /mydisk
>>> mount /dev/sdXN /mydisk
>>> where X is the drive letter and N is the partition number (starts at
>>> 1) where you installed fedora.
>>> Now cd to your /etc and edit fstab and fix the problem.
>>> If you do not know how to do that, post the contents of your fstab to
>>> this list
>>> and I am certain someone will tell you what is wrong.
>> one things is that when you say sdXN, X is the drive letter means what
>> drive letter is give to the linux partition? in windows if i see, its H
>> so it should be like sdH9?? in the line:
>> mount /dev/sdXN /mydisk
>> but the error i get is:
>> mount: you must specify the filesystem type* (which comes in the
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>>> From: Marko Vojinovic<vvmarko at gmail.com>
>>> To: users at lists.fedoraproject.org
>>> Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:50:22 +0100
>>> Subject: Re: Can one now help?
>>> On Sunday, July 18, 2010 15:39:43 Parshwa Murdia wrote:
>> You are right not to touch the install icon again. You do not want to
>>> the system all over again. Instead, once you have booted the Live CD
>>> and have
>>> the desktop show up, you should do several things.
>>> First open the terminal (find it in the menus, its exact position
>>> depends on
>>> KDE/Gnome Live CD, and I don't know which one you are using).
>> Yes, i am using Gnome and the live CD of fedora 11.
>>> Then you need to find out which partition is the root partition of
>>> your installed Fedora. You do not want to confuse that to your
>>> *current* root partition which is on the Live CD. Hard disk
>>> partitions in Fedora are named sda1, sda2, ... for the master hd on
>>> the primary IDE controller, sdb1, sdb2, ... for the slave hd on the
>>> primary IDE, then sdc1/2/... and sdd1/2/... for the master and slave
>>> on the secondary IDE, etc. Of course, if
>>> you have a SATA drive this may be different. If you have a dual-boot
>>> configuration (ie. Windows), then it typically takes sda1 for Windows
>>> drive C:,
>>> sda2 for windows drive D: (if you have one, not counting the CD/DVD
>>> drive) and
>>> so on, while Fedora partitions go after those.
>> yes, its sata harddisk i think and dual booted with windows. in windows
>> i have partitions for C, D, E, F (four drives).
>>> I am writing all this to show you that partition layout depends a lot
>>> on your
>>> hardware and software configuration, and no one on this list can guess
>>> it for
>>> you --- you have to find it out yourself for your particular machine.
>>> One way
>>> to do it is to use fstab:
>>> (1) once in the terminal, type "su -" to become root (without quotes)
>>> (2) type "fdisk -l /dev/sda"
>>> (3) fdisk will list the partition table of your hard disk --- look
>>> on that list, and try to figure out which partition is the Linux root
>>> partition. If you cannot guess it yourself, post the partition table
>>> layout to
>>> us so we can help you with guessing.
>> the result of "fdisk -l /dev/sda" is as follows:
>> Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
>> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
>> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>> Disk identifier: 0xfedcfedc
>> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
>> /dev/sda1 1 5737 46082421 7 HPFS/NTFS
>> /dev/sda2 5738 30400 198105547+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
>> /dev/sda5 5738 9561 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
>> /dev/sda6 9562 13385 30716248+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
>> /dev/sda7 13386 15935 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
>> /dev/sda8 * 15936 15961 204799+ 83 Linux
>> /dev/sda9 15961 28596 101487615+ 8e Linux LVM
>> I don't know why there is no entry for sda3 and sda4. I guess the linux
>> root partition to be sda8? or it should be sda9?
>>> After you have determined which partition is the Fedora root (in what
>>> I will assume that it is /dev/sda2, while you should substitute the
>>> /dev/sd?? instead), you want to mount it somewhere --- typically to
>>> /mnt directory of your running LiveCD Fedora. This is done as
>>> (1) create a new directory in /mnt, by typing "mkdir /mnt/oldfedora"
>>> (2) mount the partition to that directory by typing
>>> "mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/oldfedora" (and don't forget to substitute
>>> /dev/sda2 with whatever is relevant for your case)
>> mounting this (for both sda8 and sda9), it shows me the error:
>> mount: unknown filesystem type 'lvm2pv'* (in the terminal)
>> and once:
>> mount: you must specify the filesystem type* (in the terminal)
>> so again it is not getting either mounted.
> This is 100% correct. Linux can understand quite a few file system
> architectures, so you need to include a '-t filesystemname' in your mount
> command line. Man mount.
As I already replied, no necessarily true for all filesystem types.
$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /sdc1
$ ls /sdc1
lost+found/ sdb1.bkup/ sdb3.bkup/ sdb4.bkup/
sdc1 is an ext3 partition and is automatically recognized as such.
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