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Old 02-14-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy mounting


I am new to linux altogether! I have just downloaded slackware and have gotten evertything ready. I configure everything and attempt to install from my cdrom after booting from my boot and root disks and running all the required steps and it gives me an error. I didnt mount my partitions or something like that. So I try to do that and it seems succesful but I try to install again and the same thing. I am confused abot the idea of mounting my partitions or whatever please somebody help me! I set up my partitions and everything, and I type "mount /dev/hda2/mnt -t ext2" is this all I need to do to mount the partitions to get this to work? Im confused!
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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Your mount command is nearly perfect, but I'd write it this way
mount -t ext2 /dev/hda2 /mnt
But it's hard to say if it's all you need to do. If possoble, please copy the error message you get and post it.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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this is what it says:

Your source device cannot be accessed properly. Please be sure that it is mounted on var/log/mount/slackware, and that the slackware disks are found in subdirectories of var/log/mount/slackware like specified
 
Old 02-14-2003, 06:01 PM   #4
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It's an error about the source, so you should check if everything's OK with the cdrom. Make sure you choose it as the source.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 08:54 PM   #5
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I reburrned it to th cdrw a couple of times then I just burnt it on to a cdr and it still didnt work, do you think there is something corrupt in the iso?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:03 PM   #6
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If the md5sum checks, the iso is good.

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:16 PM   #7
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it checked out ok so either my blank cds are messed up or my cdburning program doesnt burn isos correctly! now what! if anybody knows of a good free cd data burning program that supports isos please post!
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:28 PM   #8
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Re: mounting

Quote:
Originally posted by byt3
this is what it says:

Your source device cannot be accessed properly. Please be sure that it is mounted on var/log/mount/slackware, and that the slackware disks are found in subdirectories of var/log/mount/slackware like specified
Are you interpreting the actual error message, or is that "verbatim" the error message?

Cool
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:44 PM   #9
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thats the actual error message i got if thats what you mean
 
Old 02-14-2003, 09:55 PM   #10
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If the CD is booting, it burnt properly. Improperly burnt CDs won't boot.

I think it may be possible that you are not following the install instructions correctly.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 10:04 PM   #11
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then what could I be doing wrong?
 
Old 02-14-2003, 10:06 PM   #12
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Re: mounting

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Originally posted by byt3
this is what it says:

Your source device cannot be accessed properly. Please be sure that it is mounted on var/log/mount/slackware, and that the slackware disks are found in subdirectories of var/log/mount/slackware like specified
Source device should be the cdrom?

You could try :

mount /dev/cdrom -t iso9660 -o ro /var/log/mount/slackware

That's assuming that is how the slackware install uses /dev/cdrom. You may have to use /dev/hdX. Replace the X with the actual CDROM drive's position on the IDE chain because /dev/cdrom is a symlink to the actual device.

Last edited by fancypiper; 02-14-2003 at 10:16 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 10:16 PM   #13
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Slackware doesn't symlink by default. The user can setup the symlink if they desire. And furthermore, that is the oddest error message I've ever seen (and I've never seen it either obviously ). I run Slack, which version is that?

Also, for the most part, it's not too common to mount your devices there, usually it's somewhere in the /mnt directory.

So you are getting this error during the actual install, not after the system has already been booted? Where'd you get the iso's from? 1 more, sad suggestion, maybe slackware isn't going to be the best idea for you to install right now. You might consider getting another more "n00b directed" distro, something like Mandrake. Just a thought...

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Old 02-14-2003, 10:17 PM   #14
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it says that the mount point does not exist
 
Old 02-14-2003, 10:21 PM   #15
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I got the iso from the slackware site, yes its happening during the installation, and its version 8.1
 
  


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