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Old 11-02-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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i cant mount /home


hi
i installed fc5 but i cant mount my /home directory
this is the fsck output on my /home partition(/dev/hda8) in bash:

fsck /dev/hda8
fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
/home: clean, 10663/127744 files, 42931/255024 blocks


and this is the mount output in bash:
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda8 /home
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda8,or too many mounted file systems

what should i do to solve this .
 
Old 11-02-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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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
?
and
mount
?
 
Old 11-02-2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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Also, report the output of

Quote:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
(above run as root)

--- rod
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:14 AM   #4
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/home is not mounted
i am root
/home exists
all other partitions are mounted correctly
this is the mount output

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda8,or too many mounted file systems
i forget to say when i wanted to install fc5 it told me that /home could not be mounted
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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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"
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:55 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 10:59 AM   #7
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i have important data on my /home partition .and i cant format it.i had not have this problem on my previous installation of fc3.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 11:35 AM   #8
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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?

--- rod

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Old 11-03-2006, 11:59 AM   #9
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Try also booting from a live CD and mounting the partition from there.

I don't remember if you did fsck.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:57 PM   #10
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may be there is already a directory which is mounted as /home? may be a directory that it (FC) created during during installation .... may be in the root partition itself !?
 
  


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