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Old 02-17-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
WillBender
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Partition Problems...


I'm having some problems with my Partitioned drive. I've only been using Linux for a little while now, so its still pretty new to me. I partitioned my drive into 4 seperate ones... way back when I was using Windows, so the one partition is full of MP3's that I really want to keep.
I'm using Fedora Core 1 and I'm pretty sure I installed every thing right, I even go into the Hardware Browser under Hard Drive and it lists all my partitions all 4 of them, but I cant find the MP3's at all... where did they go?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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Hummm...can you tell us what's in your /etc/fstab and which partition you believe the mp3s were on. Also if you know what filesystem you used for that partition.

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Old 02-17-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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well.. there is no fstab in etc and in the Hardware Browser the partion is: hda5 81062mb ntfs
 
Old 02-17-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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This is a silly question but is /dev/hda5 mounted? If it's not you can try mounting it to a directory.

at command prompt in terminal (you might need to be root)
#mkdir /mnt/mp3s
#mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/mp3s -t ntfs -r

then you should be able to browse /mnt/mp3s for your mp3s.

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Old 02-17-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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Yeah, this is most likely the problem, because the only thing in /mnt was the cdrom... SO I managed to make the new dir mp3. but when I tryed to mount the partition it would just keep bring up the help file on mounting.... clearly I'm doing something wrong
 
Old 02-17-2004, 09:26 PM   #6
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in which partition you installed linux actually? Linux uses name scheme of partitions like /dev/hda1, /dev/hda5, /dev/hda6, etc. The /dev/hda2 may show up if we made the partitions under dos-fdisk.
maybe you could show us what the fdisk command print out your partitions and the error messages of the mount command.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 10:30 PM   #7
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well, I'm not sure even where or how to get to the dos-fdisk.

But for the mounting... I did exactly like terrapin54 said to do... it made the dir mp3 fine, but when I went to mount it said "can't find /dev/hda5 in ect/fstab or ect/mtab

Im possitive the partions are still there though, I even had Mandrake 9.2 running last week before deciding to switch to Fedora which I like way better.... but I could access the mp3 patition no problem though Mandrake...

Any thoughts??
 
Old 02-18-2004, 02:09 PM   #8
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Is there any other ways to mount?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 09:12 PM   #9
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Smile

could you show us how is the output of the cfdisk command?
#cfdisk /dev/hda -> for primary master hd
#cfdisk /dev/hdb -> for primary slave hd
#cfdisk /dev/hdc -> for secondary master hd
#cfdisk /dev/hdd -> for secondary slave hd
It could be easier for us to see the problem.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 05:32 AM   #10
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still working on this one.....

I found out I didnt have the ntfs rpm installed so I'm all ready to go and when I go to mount it in the dir/mp3 I made this is what it says:

[will@h24-70-135-93 will]$ su
Password:
[root@h24-70-135-93 will]# mount /dev/hda5 mnt/mp3 -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
mount: mount point mnt/mp3 does not exist
[root@h24-70-135-93 will]# cd ..
[root@h24-70-135-93 home]# cd ..
[root@h24-70-135-93 /]# cd mnt
[root@h24-70-135-93 mnt]# dir
cdrom mp3
[root@h24-70-135-93 mnt]# mount /dev/hda5 mnt/mp3 -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
mount: mount point mnt/mp3 does not exist
[root@h24-70-135-93 mnt]# cd mp3
[root@h24-70-135-93 mp3]# mount /dev/hda5 mnt/mp3 -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222
mount: mount point mnt/mp3 does not exist
[root@h24-70-135-93 mp3]#
[root@h24-70-135-93 mp3]#


I mean it clearly shows that I made the mp3 dir. I even go right into it, but it still says it doesnt exist. any ideas??
 
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mount /dev/hda5 mnt/mp3 -t ntfs -r -o umask=0222

Should be

mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/mp3 -t ntfs -ro umask=0222

You forgot to include the first /
 
Old 02-21-2004, 02:55 PM   #12
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sweet, thanks... just a stupid little /
 
  


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