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Old 01-10-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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Need Help Mounting Hard Drive- Dont know FS Type :( PLS HELP FAST!


The situation:

One of my dad's nitix servers took a dump after a power surge(during an update which really fubar'd it).

The fix:

To hook the primary drive to my secondary IDE chain. I have gone through and been able to mount the the boot partition, which is vfat so there was no problem. Now the problem is I can't mount /dev/hdc3, since I dont know waht FS it is.

I've tried reiserfs, ext2, ext3. I guess what I need to know is what FS does Nitix use on a default install?

BTW I'm using Slack 10 on teh box I'm trying to recover some files on...
 
Old 01-10-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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I would knoppix as a recovery cd. Once, knoppix is loaded, mount the root disk to /mnt/disk1 or whatever and look at the fstab. It will tell you what fs is for /dev/hdc3.

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Old 01-10-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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I think I've got it figured out.. sort of.

I believe its a legacy FS of sorts, either NFS or AFS. The problem is I have no clue how to mount either of these. Heres what goes down..

jonathon@nexus:mount -t nfs /dev/hdc3 /mnt/backup2
mount: directory to mount not in host:dir format
jonathon@nexus:mount -t nfs nexus:/dev/hdc3 /mnt/backup2
mount: RPC: Remote System Error - Connection Refused

I need to get the data tonight or I'm SOL
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:39 PM   #4
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Haven't touched or even heard of Nitrix but if it is somewhat like linux then the FS is not NFS as NFS is network file system (like for filers, exports, and whatnot).

Again, download and burn knoppix and load that it up. It might have support for that Nitrix filesystem. While you are debugging or trying to grab the data off the disk, you can download Knoppix. It won't hurt to try that out right?

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Old 01-10-2005, 08:45 PM   #5
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As root, cfdisk /dev/hdc should give you a mapping of all partions on hdc along with their file system.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:07 PM   #6
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Quote:
cfdisk 2.12a

Disk Drive: /dev/hdc
Size: 40020664320 bytes, 40.0 GB
Heads: 16 Sectors per Track: 63 Cylinders: 77545

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unusable 2.59
hdc1 Boot Primary FAT16 <32M [ ] 268.89
hdc2 Primary Linux swap 537.26
hdc3 Primary Linux 67.61
hdc5 NC Logical Linux raid autodetect 9144.34













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Print help screen
Its not displaying the FS type... hdc5 is what I need to get to
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:37 PM   #7
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What does ' fdisk -l ' say
You might not even have the FileSystem type nitrix uses compiled in your kernel.

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Old 01-10-2005, 10:00 PM   #8
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maybe its not compiled into it as you say...
 
Old 01-11-2005, 07:15 AM   #9
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hdc5 NC Logical Linux raid autodetect 9144.34

I read that as being part of a raid array. If that's right you're beyond me since I've never worked with raid
 
Old 01-11-2005, 09:45 AM   #10
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Okay you know.. I could kick my dad.

Apparently the OS isn't on the hard drive, it boots from a flashcard and loads the config files from the root partition. The flash card is formatted as ext2, so I popped it in my reader, and bam, it worked and I got my fstab. Backed up the files before I did anything else, and then just popped the flash card(that he didn't give me to begin with) into the reader on the server and it booted right up, and worked. Apparently its a problem with the client's switch(something that we are checking right now).
 
  


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