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But when I look at my fstab file it says this :
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hde3 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hde6 none swap sw 0 0
# /dev/hde5 /mnt/windows ntfs defaults 0 0 << here I would like to mount my ntfs partition
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdd /media/cdrom1 iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0
So my grubloader is using /dev/sda3 to boot linux. But when i'm logged in it's being converted or something?
When I change the hde to sda in the fstab file my system hangs at boot.
When I use the commandline to mount the filesystem I have to mount /dev/sda5, this works..
The problem is that I CAN mount a ntfs filesystem from the commandline as root but
when I insert the same devices in fstab.. My system tells me at booting:
NTFS volume version 3.1
and then it hangs.
The big question: How can I mount my ntfs partition in fstab?
Here is my fdisk -l output:
Disk /dev/sda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1912 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 1913 13836 95779530 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 13837 14946 8916075 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 1913 13784 95361808+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 13785 13836 417658+ 82 Linux swap
no.....I use knoppix cd kernel 2.4 to boot knoppix to use the 2.4 kernel and use the partition tool cfdisk
on reboot with an installed system on my SATA.... knoppix 2.4 sees my parts as sdaX
the system I installed was mdk with a kernel 2.6.8 series
Once you have created partitions as scsi LIKE your install cd will create the correct /etc/fstab file using any kernel you please.
S-ATA is as you know not really a scsi nor truly a IDE but I think its better you treat it as scsi.
I suspect you may have done something when you partitioned it or allowed some automatic tool to partittion it and it got confused and made it more IDE than scsi
I've periodically come upon a file somewhere in /etc that you can add commands to and they will get executed every time your comp boots. I always forget what it's called, so i hope somebody else will tell you .
Anyway, just add your mount command in whole to that file and enjoy.
1 at main menu screen press control (with) F1 to get extra options
2 inside advanced
hard disk priority press enter to see that its my scsi==sata drive
3 inside I.P
sata mode is raid.....yes I know that seem funny
onchip sata is enabled
onboard ata/raid is disabled.....links to the funny one
to stop others from asking.....the sata mode only has 2 options on my up-to-date flashed bios,
raid or IDE and I want it to appear to linux as a non-ide therefore I had to choose raid.
then because I disabled the mobo's hardware raid.....only software raid is available but I don't use that either
I could rant on why but its personal.
them main thing is to have my hard drive appear as a scsi and not as a ide