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Old 07-04-2005, 04:13 AM   #1
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cannot mount windows partition


My 40G harddisk is partition as:

Code:
[root@zeon ~]# fdisk -l /dev/hdc

Disk /dev/hdc: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77545 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1   *           1       20799    10482381    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hdc2           20800       77545    28599984    5  Extended
/dev/hdc5           20800       40079     9717088+  83  Linux
/dev/hdc6           40080       76496    18354136+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hdc7           76497       77545      528664+  82  Linux swap

hdc1 and hdc6 are formatted as fat32
hdc5 is a reiserfs partition

I'm using FC3

There is no problem to mount hdc5 but for hdc1 and hdc6

Code:
[root@zeon ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/hdc6 /mnt/hdc6
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc6,
       or too many mounted file systems
I'm sure that hdc1 and hdc6 are not bad partitions. They are recognized under Windows.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 10:08 AM   #2
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================================"In order for LBA to work, it must be supported by the BIOS and operating system, but since it is also a new way of talking to the hard disk, the disk must support it as well. All newer hard disks do in fact support LBA, and when autodetected by a BIOS supporting LBA, will be set up to use that mode."====================================


The above was quoted from the following webpage:

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/modesLBA-c.html

For a start, in order to debug the problem, check whether your BIOS and disk support LBA. Also, check if LBA is enabled in the BIOS.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:31 AM   #3
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actually, the bios doesnt support the 40g hdd. the hdd isnt recognized at bios startup. nevertheless, the hdd and its partitions are seen under FC3. i've tried to connect the hdd with a usb2.0 cable and the result is the same (hdc1 and hdc6 couldnt be mounted)......
 
Old 07-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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do you have your /etc/fstab file set correctly?
You should add the windows partitions to it, along with the required mount points (these are the things you have to tipe with the mount command).
I'm quite in a hurry so I can't give you links, sorry. But take a look at the linux wiki pages or do a google search for fstab.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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My /etc/fstab is as follows:

Code:
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda3               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hda1               /mnt/hda1               vfat    umask=0000,codepage=9500 0
/dev/hdc5               /mnt/hdc5               reiserfs        defaults       0 0
/dev/hdc1              /mnt/hdc1               vfat              defaults       0  0
/dev/hdc6             /mnt/hdc6                vfat              defaults       0  0
Everytime during boot, a message appears like:

Code:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc6,
       or too many mounted file systems
 
Old 07-09-2005, 10:28 AM   #6
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This is my /etc/fstab file, both the windows partitions are NTFS ones. And because I heard that ntfs wasn' t fully supported in linux so it's set to read only:
Code:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
/dev/hda3       /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro 0       1
/dev/hda6       none            swap    sw              0       0
/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
/dev/hda1	/mnt/winxp	ntfs	ro,auto,uid=1000,gid=1000 0		 0
/dev/hda5	/mnt/win	ntfs	ro,auto,uid=1000,gid=1000 	  0	    0
I hope it'll help
 
Old 07-09-2005, 11:56 PM   #7
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thanks for your help.
i guess there should be sth wrong with the hdd
i am considering to reformat and re-partition the while hdd...... sadly
 
  


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