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Old 03-31-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
Corgana
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Mounting an ext3 drive to an xfs Kernel?


Hi, I am sort of a newb, trying to mount an ext3 drive to a system with an xfs kernel, when using the regular mount command, I get "specify filesystem type" so add the "-t ext3" and I get:

"wrong fs type, bad option, bad sup erblock on /dev/hda, or too many mounted filesystems".

I only plan on backing up the data and formatting all drives to xfs, Knoppix won't work, and damn small linux won't either.

I have a feeling it's a simple solution I'm just not experienced enough to figure it out, Ive looked around but haven't been able to find a solid fix.

thanks in advance!

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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There is no such thing as an xfs kernel. Or do you mean that you didn't enable the ext3 filesystem when you compiled the kernel? I suspect that's not what you mean, or you wouldn't be asking the question. You do not mount /dev/hda. You mount /dev/hda1 or /dev/hda2 or some other number, but /dev/hda is not a filesystem, it's the whole drive. So, given that, can you redefine your question a bit better? It might help if you post the output of "fdisk -l". That's an ell, as in "list", not a one. Also, it must be run as root.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 12:42 AM   #3
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Hey, I am away from the computer, so I'll post the fdisk output a little later.

I installed caos Linux on a drive formatted to xfs, I'm trying to mount a drive that's all one partition (which is ext3) so the only partition on it is "hda"
 
Old 04-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #4
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>>I'm trying to mount a drive that's all one partition (which is ext3) so the only partition on it is "hda"<<

I assure you that there is no such thing. /dev/hda1, yes, but only /dev/hda? No.
 
Old 04-01-2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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>>I'm trying to mount a drive that's all one partition (which is ext3) so the only partition on it is "hda"<<

I assure you that there is no such thing. /dev/hda1, yes, but only /dev/hda? No.
I could've sworn I'd left the "1" off in the past, but adding it did the trick, thanks!
 
  


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