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are you sure /home is not already mounted ?
are you running as root ?
does /home exist and has nothing else mounted against it ?
do other partitions on /dev/hda mount correctly ?
what is the output of
mount /dev/hda8 /home
Semantic nitpick: It means nothing to say that "/home is not mounted", unless there is a entry in fstab that defines a device to be associated with /home. If there is such an entry, then you can say: "mount /home"---which is shorthand for "mount <devicename> /home.
When you say that "/home is not mounted", I think you mean that /dev/hda8 is not mounted to /home. That does not mean that SOMETHING ELSE is not mounted at /home. Do "more /etc/mtab" to see what is mounted.
You can mount a device in more than one place, but you cannot mount multiple devices in the same place.
Also, do you know for sure that /dev/hda8 is formatted ext3? Did you try "mount /dev/hda8 /home"
yes the format of /dev/hda8 is ext3 and i had added this line to fstab :
/dev/hda8 /home ext3 defaults 1 1
and i had restarted but there was no changes and i cant mount /dev/hda8 on /home or elswhere .i had tried mounting it on somewhere else(/mnt/home) but i got the same error that i have written above.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda8,or too many mounted file systems
mount is telling you what problems to explore. To test the first one, use fdisk -l /dev/hda The options you quoted in your first post look fine (assuming you accurately transcribed them). I think, fdisk will report on superblock problems. Run 'mount' to see what filesystems are presently mounted.
Have you recently changed/upgraded/modified the kernel? Perhaps your present kernel has problems with ext3 filesystems. Do you have any other ext3 filesystems mounted? What are the permissions on the /home directory, and is it truly a directory?