suse 9.0 - mounting original filesystems from rescue system
Just testing rescue system drill (floppy) in suse 9.0 professional.
Standard PC, single IDE drive ... GRUB install. Default partitioning.
fstab entry for "/" is /dev/hda3, type is reiserfs
Disks are created, rescue system is booted. I'm at the root rescue console. I only, as I understand it (or is that don't understand it?) need to mount the original filesystems to a mount point as in something resembling
"mount /dev/hda3 /someplace"
I'm obviously missing something.
Do I need to edit files in the recovery system first?
I did create the /mnt directory, as it doesn't exist by default. I also tried mounting to other directories.
I've read that I need to provide fs type (-t) with no fstabs entry .... which there won't be in the rescue system's default fstabs file. The manual only offers the generic "mount device mpoint" syntax, so am I missing more arguments?
My "best guess" command of "mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda3 /mnt" returns "no device found"
The generic command "mount /dev/hda3 /mnt" shows an attempt to mount an ext2 and minix type ... which fails, as I would expect. It recognizes my IDE controller, but doesn't find what it wants. ("VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on ide0(3,3)") At least it confirms the controller.
There's nothing wrong with the system. I'm just attempting to test the procedure.
Missing syntax? Something funky about reiserfs type? (the examples I've found for this drill use ext2)