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Old 01-10-2002, 07:38 PM   #1
hylewis
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Question mount point caused boot up failed



new bie, trying to mount local fat32 partition using Xconfigurator, when it promted for a mount point for the fat32 partion, a directory: /dev was placed for it. I then linux fail to boot up from the floppy disk, which is the only way to boot up. hope some old bies could help, thanks a lot!
 
Old 01-10-2002, 08:21 PM   #2
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I'm a noob, but I might just know what wrong. I think the mount point must be "/" which signifies root. I just installed redhat yesterday, so I just went through that step.....
 
Old 01-10-2002, 09:51 PM   #3
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Ok, first of all it cant just be "/dev", by typing that your saying that FAT32 partition is on EVERY single partition on your system, you need to be more specific to what you want.

Ok, here is the basic assignment Linux gives to hard disks:

/dev/hda1 <---- Primary Master, first partition
/dev/hdb1 <-----Primary Slave, first partition

/dev/hdc1 <------Secondary Master, fp
/dev/hdd1<-------Secondary Slave, fp

Note, that depending on how you installed your operating systems it may be a different partition number, so try out different ones.
 
Old 01-10-2002, 09:52 PM   #4
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Also hdc and hdd can be cdrom drives too, it all depends on how you built/bought your computer. If you assembled your computer you will know this otherwise you must experiment...
 
Old 01-11-2002, 04:54 AM   #5
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hehe, therion, you're getting there! ;-)

how are you mounting a drive with Xconfig? that program configures the Xwindows server, and has nothing at all to do with mounting drives.

as therion said, you have to actaully specify what you want to mount, and also where to put it. to get a list of the partitions available to you run

fdisk -l

but then you say that you can't actually boot anymore?? hmm, i'd guess that it goes so far, you get a few [ OK ]'s and then it dies?? if so, then that'll be as you've set this fat32 drive to mount over the top of the device directory, which is really really really not good. you need to boot into a rescue mode or something from your cd's (should be able to type 'linux rescue') and then oncee in you need to edit the /etc/fstab file on you system... that would not be in the same place in rescue mode, it's normally /mnt/sysimage/etc/fstab or something like that. get into that file and remove the line that's mounting on /dev and reboot, should be ok.
oh and there's nothing stopping you having a cdrom on hda therion...
 
Old 01-12-2002, 12:13 PM   #6
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thanks you guys all

thanks for all the helps, they are all really interested to me.
bluecadet is right, I was actually trying to mount local drive in 'linuxconf' , sorry for the misleads! I will try the rescue mode cheers mate.
lewis
 
  


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