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Old 03-02-2006, 06:50 AM   #1
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Smile unable to access harddisk


I can see both partitions as seperate drives but when I try to mount them I get "Could not mount device"
Mount:/dev/hda1 alreadymounted or/busy
Mount:according to mtab,rootfs is already mounted on/
The drive in question is serial ATA

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Old 03-02-2006, 07:08 AM   #2
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That would be the mount point of your linux system
 
Old 03-02-2006, 07:42 AM   #3
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Mount:/dev/hda1 alreadymounted or/busy
This is the disk your linux-system is on.
But you may be (surely...) able to mount the other partition you mentioned.
How did you do it? What error does it give you?
 
Old 03-03-2006, 08:34 AM   #4
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I posted all error messages, the drive that linux is on is IDE internal.
My other drive is serial ATA.
I havent even begun to address my usb harddrive or my audio problems, none of them are posting any error messages.
It's more like the OS is not seeing my hardware.
Also I am very new to linux.
 
Old 03-03-2006, 09:18 AM   #5
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I posted all error messages
...you did not yet try to mount your sata drive...

run this command:
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dmesg | less
and use up + down arrow to scroll through the file.
It contains kernel-messages about various things during boot of your system
Look through it for what harware was detected - especially your sata drive - and note what name and number the kernel gave it
you can search for a pattern like sata by pressing:
SHIFT+/ (not the + , it is for "and")
and then giving the pattern -> RETURN

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