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Old 11-02-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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mkdir problem?


why can't i make a directory over 300MB? also, i seem to have unmounted my hard drive, how can i get the partition hda1 set back to /mnt/hda1 ?
any advice?
 
Old 11-02-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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To mount type:
Code:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
but make sure u've got mounting directory.

First time I hear that directory itsefl can weight [user-choise?] in MB's...
What u typed exactly?
 
Old 11-02-2008, 06:59 PM   #3
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the mount command is not working, i am running backtrack3 (based off slackware)

i typed "mkdir /mnt/dir1" and the directory is only about 300MB but i need one around 4GB the harddrive is 12GB so this is not the problem

i am trying to install BT3 to the hard drive, i am currently running it off a cd
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:03 PM   #4
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What do you mean the directory is only 300MB? Do you mean the sum of the files in the mounted partition is only 300MB but you believe there should be 4GB of files?
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:04 PM   #5
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Directories have no size, in the sense that you are speaking about. They "have" as much free space as the device holding them. If they serve as a mount point, then they have as much free space as the device that you mounted on that directory.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:11 PM   #6
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when i try to transfer files from an external device to the directory, it says i do not have enough space, and in properties the folder is listed as having 300MB
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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Use the command "df" to see the free space available on each mount point. You either miscalculated something or you are mounting the wrong device (or none at all) in the wrong mount point.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:15 PM   #8
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Use the command "df" to see the free space available on each mount point. You either miscalculated something or you are mounting the wrong device (or none at all) in the wrong mount point.
my hard drive isn't listed when i type df... what now?
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:23 PM   #9
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my hard drive isn't listed when i type df... what now?
That means it's not mounted. Use fdisk -l to list all the available hard disks and partitions, and see which one is the one you want to mount. Then try to mount it, and then, if it doesn't work, let us know what happened, which error was spitted, and so on.

A "doesn't work" doesn't help us much to determine where the problem lies.

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Old 11-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #10
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i type "fdisk -l" and "/dev/hda2" is listed. i then type "mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/" and receive the reply "mount: No buffer space available"
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:57 PM   #11
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Have you deleted all the stuff you copied into /mnt/hda1 earlier?
 
Old 11-02-2008, 07:57 PM   #12
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yes the drive is completely empty
 
Old 11-02-2008, 08:17 PM   #13
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Try to specify the filesystem type on command line, for example:

Code:
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt/hda2
Or whatever directory you use to mount hda2.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 08:38 PM   #14
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using fdisk, i changed to name to hda1 although this should not make a difference.

this device is listed as /dev/hda1 under fdisk -l

when i type "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/" i get: "mount: no such file or directory"
 
Old 11-02-2008, 08:51 PM   #15
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Do
fdisk -l
and show us the output. Also

df

cat /etc/fstab

We need to see the info to help you.
 
  


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