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Old 08-15-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question Problem mounting ext3 filesystem on 2nd Hard Disk

Hey everybody-

I got a 2nd hard drive (40 gig Maxtor). I booted up Windows, and used Acronis PartitionExpert to partition the drive in 1/2 (1/2 NTFS; 1/2 ext3). Then I rebooted, loaded Fedora Core (off the 1st HD), and tried to mount the new ext3 drive (hdb5) and it wont work. The hdb5 is part of hdb2, which is extended. Here's a printout:

root@localhost root]# mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb5 /storage
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb5,
or too many mounted file systems

Anybody have any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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What utility did you use to create the ext3 filesystem?
Old 08-16-2004, 09:43 AM   #3
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I used Acronis PartitionExpert to partition and format it to ext3. I know its not a problem with PartitionExpert becuase it's also what I used to create hte ext3, boot, and linux swap on my primary hard disk.


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