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Old 09-03-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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Where to mount temporary hard disk


i have Mandriva 10 Community on a HP Vectra, PIII, on my first hard drive and want to clone it to a smaller hd. All i have is the op sys and OpenOffice, Thunderbird and Opera at this point so i figure it will fit on the second hard drive which is about 6 G. i'm practicing with this and want to give the finished system away to a friend of ours.
i finally got the second hard disk installed, wiped out the Windows partition using MCC and set up a FS Ext3 partition, also using MCC. i tried to mount it - i guess i need to do this? - and the Wizard gave me several options all of which seemed dangerous, so i chose to mount it under "mnt" as mnt/hdb1. Now, when i go to access it with Konqueror, it says: "There appears to be a configuration error. You have associated Konqueror with inode/directory, but it cannot handle this file type." ?????
Should i have not mounted it? Should i have mounted it in another subdirectory? i'm trying to clone the first hard drive to the second one using the Mondo program, but first had to go through all of this in order to set up a second hard drive. This isn't quite as easy as Ghost, but so far it's almost more fun.

Thanks a lot for any help you can give and have a nice weekend!
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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"Now, when i go to access it with Konqueror, it says: "There appears to be a configuration error. You have associated Konqueror with inode/directory, but it cannot handle this file type." ?????"

I am not sure but it sounds like the new partition is not formatted correctly. At this point it wouldn't hurt anything to format it again so make sure that the new partition is not mounted and try formatting it again:

mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdb1

Then make a new directory:
mkdir /newsys
and try mounting the new partition on the new directory:
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /newsys


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Steve Stites

Last edited by jailbait; 09-03-2005 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Mounting new, extra hard disk

Well, thank you very much! That was a very fast reply! i went ahead and tried what you suggested, but in the end, Konqueror displays the same message. i wonder what's going on...

Have a nice weekend!

 
  


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