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Old 04-17-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
emu103
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linux mount issue


hi everyone, im really getting the hang of the whole linux scene. im more comforatable in the terminal and that makes things alot easier, but nowi want to acces my windows Files from linux.. im having alot of trouble doing this. ive already mounted my recovery partition, but i dont want that. heres what i got
root:/home/paul # mount -t vfat /dev/hda3 /home/paul/Windows
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda3,
missing codepage or other error
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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how about editing the /etc/fstab file to make your windows partition mount at boot time? are you sure your xp filesystem is fat 32 (vfat) and not ntfs. it is most likely ntfs. but any way try adding this to /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/hda3   /windows    ntfs    users,auto,ro    1  0
also have a look here: fstab explained

Last edited by RedEyez; 04-17-2007 at 07:33 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:30 PM   #3
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i thought it had something to do with the /etc/fstab because i got a message that had something to do with it, but im not quite understanding how to do it. what would i put into the terminal?
 
Old 04-17-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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can you post the output of the command as suggested?
Code:
dmesg | tail
also post the output of the following command (note: it is a lowercase 'L', not a digit one)
Code:
fdisk -l
 
Old 04-19-2007, 04:36 PM   #5
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the dmesg gave me a very large output so i just copied everything about my hard drives and directly around them
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKA] enabled at IRQ 20
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.0[B] -> Link [ALKA] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
sata_via 0000:00:0f.0: routed to hard irq line 11
ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xB800 ctl 0xBC02 bmdma 0xC800 irq 169
ata2: SATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0xC000 ctl 0xC402 bmdma 0xC808 irq 169
scsi0 : sata_via
ata1: SATA link down 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
ATA: abnormal status 0x7F on port 0xB807
scsi1 : sata_via
ata2: SATA link down 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
ATA: abnormal status 0x7F on port 0xC007
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:0f.1
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0f.1[A] -> Link [ALKA] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
PCI: VIA IRQ fixup for 0000:00:0f.1, from 255 to 9
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8237 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci0000:00:0f.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdcio, hddMA
Probing IDE interface ide0...
hda: ST3100011A, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: max request size: 512KiB
hda: 195371568 sectors (100030 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(100)
hda: cache flushes supported
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 < hda5 hda6 >
Probing IDE interface ide1...
hdd: LITE-ON DVDRW LH-16W1P, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
ACPI: Fan [FAN] (on)
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 1 devices found
Attempting manual resume
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda5, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected AGP bridge 0
agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe0000000
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.2 (Mar 22, 2004)
8139cp 0000:00:0a.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
8139cp 0000:00:0a.0: Try the "8139too" driver instead.
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:0a.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xcd074000, 00:40:ca:ab:bc:26, IRQ 177
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [ALKB] enabled at IRQ 21
ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:00:10.0[A] -> Link [ALKB] -> GSI 21 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
 
  


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