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Old 09-18-2004, 03:53 AM   #1
ZoeNStC
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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.
 
Old 09-18-2004, 05:19 AM   #2
Mr.McCormick
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/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!
ok you will need to create a dir called /windows/C the mount command will not create the dir for you. and it will be case sensitive or you can modify the fstab file (you will need to be root to modify it)
 
Old 09-18-2004, 05:25 AM   #3
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Plus you must make sure you have NTFS filesystem support in your kernel. But it sounds like you don't have the directory /windows/C
 
Old 09-18-2004, 12:40 PM   #4
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Ah non, /Windows/C is there, but empty. And it once was less empty, before the unmounting - that is to say, I used to be able to see, but not modify, all my Windows crap in there. Which suggests to me that my SuSE bits do support NTFS to some extent.

realjustin - that is a fine nick, sir.

Last edited by ZoeNStC; 09-18-2004 at 12:56 PM.
 
  


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