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Old 01-22-2009, 05:20 AM   #1
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Question Mounting other partitions in RHEL 5.0


Respected Sir,

I try to mount my newly created partition by use the following command mount /dev/sda6 /mnt/sd6. But it reply mount : You must specify the filesystem type.

How to mount other partitions in RHEL 5.0 Help me sir....


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S. A. Yusuf Sithik.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:28 AM   #2
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Well naturally you should specify the filesystem type... To be honest though, that normally means that the partition is never going to mount or it would do it automatically. So what is this partition??

And is that seriously your phone number you're publishing?? don't.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 05:46 AM   #3
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The subtlety here may be that you don't mount partitions......you can only mount filesystems. If you think of mounting as connecting, then the "mount" command can be described as:
"Connect the filesystem on this partition (/dev/sda6) to the specified node (/mnt/sd6) on my existing filesystem/"

If, for example, you did not create a filesystem on the new partition, that would account for the response.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 05:52 AM   #4
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If, for example, you did not create a filesystem on the new partition, that would account for the response.
Yes, it would seem that you did not "format" the partition, as it is called when you prepare a partition in Windows. See 'man mkfs' for more information. Be careful with that command, because just like "format" it will wipe data from a partition. Be sure to type the correct partition. :-)
 
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