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Old 07-30-2003, 12:05 AM   #16
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hey i am having similar problems... I cant find the correct mount point for my partition, I am using redhat 6.0... if anyone can helpme it would be much appreciated.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:24 AM   #17
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What do you mean you cant find the correct mount point for your partition? You mean you dont see /mnt/Download or there is no entry for your partition in /etc/fstab?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:58 AM   #18
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i am in the intial installation of red hat from a cd my teacher gave me, with no other os on the pc... I am using disk druid and when i insert a mount point one of two things happens. 1) It says this one can only be used on teh root or somehting similar
2) It accepts it but when i go to continue it says you need to insert a root "/" partition to a linux native partition(ext2) for the install to continue
.... help me please....
-stephen

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Old 07-30-2003, 01:26 AM   #19
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I don't understand what this means.

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It says this one can only be used on teh root or somehting similar
For the second one:

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It accepts it but when i go to continue it says you need to insert a root "/" partition to a linux native partition(ext2) for the install to continue
Ya, just as it tells, you need a partition with the mount point "/". Perhaps you should read some documents regarding Installation.

This link is taken from the Link section of Linuxquestion.org. It may help. Read especially the "Partitioning" part. Or you may do a search for linux installing guides with google or within this forum.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:31 AM   #20
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"this one", is talking about the mount point I PUT in
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:52 AM   #21
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I s it a possibility that my harddrive is too large for linux?
I am working with 80gb .
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:04 AM   #22
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I s it a possibility that my harddrive is too large for linux?
I am working with 80gb .
I don't think that is the problem. Which version of Redhat are you using?

I think you should have at least these partition to install:

"/" : formatted in either ext2 or ext3
"swap" : formatted as swap partition.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:12 AM   #23
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6.0 is my version, lol, baically what should this mount point look like in its fullness, which ones do i need?

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:14 AM   #24
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wow, that s pretty old. I started to use redhat since 7.3 so I am not sure how the disk druid in 6.0 looks like. But have you tried creating the two partitions I mentioned just now?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:17 AM   #25
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iam not sure what you mean , in ext 2 and 3 i am totally new to the intalling of red hat
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:30 AM   #26
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actually I myself is kinda a newbie, too. Sorry for my poor explanation but let me try it again.

First, on the partitioning screen. You should be able to create new partitions. Since you said that you are installing it into a machine with no other OS's I suppose you have a blank HD with no partitions on it. Try create a new partition. When it asks you about the mount point, choose or type "/" without the quotation marks. Then choose "ext2" for its filesystem type. ( ext2 is something similar to FAT in windows )

Then, create another new partition with the mount point "swap". The filesystem should be "swap", too. The size of this partition is said to be optimum when it is once or twice the size of your physical memory (RAM).

This is what I can say but if you still do not get it. We will need somebody who knows better about Redhat 6.0. Or you may think of getting Redhat 8.0 or 9.0 instead coz they are comparatively easier to install. Or you may consider creating a new thread instead of continuing posting here.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:34 AM   #27
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thanks for help i appreciate it bunches. I know I wanted to buy the new version but i just spent all my momney on my computer and I dont have the means of d/l it . God Bless
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:30 AM   #28
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I've got an ntfs partition mounted at /mnt/windows but I'm sure I've tried it without any ntfs systems mounted. I think it mounted before with vfat oddly enough although it is ntfs! Is there a 'chmod' step in there somewhere?

just tried...:-

"[root@localhost alistair]# mkdir /mnt/h
[root@localhost alistair]# mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/h
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
or too many mounted file systems
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)"
 
Old 07-30-2003, 09:54 AM   #29
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yeh thanks for the help pat , It is creating on the ex2 filesystem on the /dev/hda5 , and has been for a while... and I am hoping the rest will work out fine.
-Stephen

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Old 07-30-2003, 02:32 PM   #30
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wine and windows

I was thinking about something, If I was to change ~/.wine/c to a link to my hda1 (windowsxp) mount point /mnt/windows would I be able to run wine as an emulator based on my windows partition which has damaged boot records and thus can't boot indipendently? I'm not sure If my terminoligy is correct of even if the concept is plausible but what I'm really asking is if it's possible to run wine so it is based on my windows mount point and thus if i try to exicute a .exe with wine it relies on the complete infrastructure of my windows partition rather than the fake windows drive! Also are there dangers involved in this idea?

Another issue I have is with hda2 hda is a 80GB Western Digital Caviar split into 2 40GB partitions: My winxp partition and an ntfs based file dump of avi files and backups of programs and linux distrobutions. "mkdir /mnt/windows" > "mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows" and fstab modifications worked fine for my winxp partition so I tried:-

"mkdir /mnt/ntfs_file_dump"
"mount -t ntfs (also tried vfat) /dev/hda2 /mnt/ntfs_file_dump"

but I get the error:-

"mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
or too many mounted file systems
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)"

I've tried this with smaller mount point directory names and it doesn't work. When it says 'extended partition' does it mean a partition on another HDD, in which case why did hda1 have no problems? I've been using linux for less than a week so be gentle!
 
  


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