can't mount /dev/hda1 (my WindowsXP partition)
So I've unmounted my Windows partition. A delightful idea in general, but in this case inadvertent.
I set up this computer for dual boot, with Windows on /dev/hda1 and SuSU 9.1 on /dev/hda3. Oh, and how perfectly it worked. (This really should not be, since I first heard of "partitions" the same day I made these ones.) Next, using YaST like a flaming n00b, I attempted to promote Windows in the boot sequence. I broked it.
Now, when I attempt to re-mount the beast, life is like this:
linux:/mnt/hda1 # mount /dev/hda1
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
or too many mounted file systems
My /etc/fstab looks like this:
/dev/hda3 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs defaults 0 0
and fdisk yields the following:
linux:/mnt/hda1 # fdisk /dev/hda1
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 3437.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)</b>
/dev/hda1 has been found to contain a valid NTFS filesystem. And /Windows does indeed exist. And I'm all alone in the vast, dark office, it's half past midnight, a freezing rain is pelting the windows, and, yes, there was just a flash of lightning. Woe. Woe!
Last edited by ZoeNStC; 09-18-2004 at 01:01 PM.