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Hi guys, part of my drive failed apperantly, (determined here by other users, thanks!) that caused it to not find the proper users and whatnot during boot. Anyways I was able to use a rescue disk and load linux, and I could see all of the info on the drive is still intact.
I just loaded a fresh install of Linux on a brand new drive, and the computer works fine, I have the second drive plugged into the box, it finds it at boot, now how do I "mount" it, I vaguely remember the command, but I can't seam to get it right.
I can do mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt and that loads something into the /mnt directory, but it's not teh entire drive. If I do mount /dev/hdb2 /mnt it says "Mount: you must specify the filesystem type" ... I think hdb2 is the part of the drive containing the files? What do I need to do to specific it? Thanks for any advice!
It will display all your partitons as well. Unless you stored other directories on other partitions, such as your /home, /var, or /tmp, all your data would probably be on the root partition. Your hdb2 was probably your swap partition.
Also, you it will be a bit more organized if make a directory within /mnt and mount your hard drive there instead of mounting to just /mnt.
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/slave
Keep in mind you can use another name than "slave".
Last edited by PennyroyalFrog; 01-26-2007 at 04:57 AM.
Uh oh... probably you miss some utility. Check if you have the util-linux package installed. Try this:
rpm -q util-linux
I just pulled the drive out of my linux box, and put it into my windows box, and used a program called explore2fs and it found the drive, loaded it, and I am recoving my files now! WHEW!
The only thing the computer did was be a web server honestly, so my www folder is all I'm getting, however I set up a bunch of domains and stuff like that for httpd when it starts. Do you happen to know where that file is that contains all that data so I can just copy that over without having to reconfigure my entire webserver again?