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Old 11-01-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Cant mount partition with System Rescue live cd


Hello,

Im using the System Rescue live cd to try and Clamscan a partition on my internal HD, but I cant mount /dev/sda3 (my home partition).


I use this commandline (as root):

Code:
mount -t ext3 /dev/sda3 mountpoint
but it just hangs, and then gives an error. what am I doing wrong?

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Old 11-01-2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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but it just hangs, and then gives an error. what am I doing wrong?
What might that error be?
What is the mountpoint you used?
 
Old 11-01-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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If your /home partition is in /etc/fstab, then just do:

Code:
# mount /mnt/home
What exactly is the error?
 
Old 11-01-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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The mountpoint was just a directory I created in /root (the default working directory you are dropped into by System Rescue CD) something like 'harddrive' I think.

The error starts with this:

'failed command: write dma'

then a few lines of 0x000002 type of stuff, then:

'status: drdy'.

(I can get the exact out put if needed.)
 
Old 11-01-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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Check your drive withe the test tool from its manufacturer, sounds to me that it is faulty. If you can boot your installed system, do you have access to your /home-partition? Than by all means backup your data before doing anything else.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #6
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Strange..

I just tried it again, it gives the error messages about 5 times, but now returns to the prompt with the partition mounted.

It seems to be fine when booting up normally.

I really hope this drive isnt failing, I only bought it a few months ago.
 
Old 11-01-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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You can also check the drive from the SystemRescue CD using this command:

Code:
e2fsck -f -c -v /dev/sda3
This will force a check of the partition even if fsck thinks its ok.
 
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