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Old 11-25-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
arjean
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Lightbulb Problem with mounting on RedHat Linux 7.3


Dear Friends,

I am running RedHat Linux 7.3 on VMWare Virtual Machine that runs on Windows XP.. When i tried to mount the Windows Partitions(hdc), using the cmd,
mount /dev/hdc2 /mnt/windows, the following error occurs,
/dev/hdc2: Input/Output Error
mount: you must specify the filesystem type

What does this mean?? I have mounted the windows partitions on linux using the same command before.. except with the difference that i am running linux on VMware now..so what might be the problem???
 
Old 11-25-2008, 04:03 AM   #2
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Sounds like your windows partition is on your host machine and Linux is running as a guest inside VMware. If my assumption is correct then windows are Linux and effectively on two machines. To use each others' drives you'll need to use samba client and server.

Last edited by rizwanrafique; 11-25-2008 at 04:07 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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What the poster above said.

Also, do realise how antiquated RedHat 7.3 is?
 
Old 11-25-2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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VMs are a little different...

As stated above, if the Linux install is running as a virtual instance, it will not be able to see the host OS's physical hardware. VMWare is full virtulization, meaning that it completely isolates the virtual instances from the physical hardware, presenting virtual hardware devices and handling resource allocation between the VMs. I have Fedora 9 running in a VM on the laptop I'm writing this post on now, and have used smbclient to mount "folders" that I have shared out from the host OS as well as to export filesystems from the VM to the Windows host.

RH 7.3 is a rather antiquated version, are you running it for a particular reason? If not, why not try running Fedora or CentOS?

Hope this helps,
~Art
 
Old 11-26-2008, 02:16 AM   #5
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As stated above, if the Linux install is running as a virtual instance, it will not be able to see the host OS's physical hardware. VMWare is full virtulization, meaning that it completely isolates the virtual instances from the physical hardware, presenting virtual hardware devices and handling resource allocation between the VMs. I have Fedora 9 running in a VM on the laptop I'm writing this post on now, and have used smbclient to mount "folders" that I have shared out from the host OS as well as to export filesystems from the VM to the Windows host.

RH 7.3 is a rather antiquated version, are you running it for a particular reason? If not, why not try running Fedora or CentOS?

Hope this helps,
~Art
Thanks for ur suggestion.. I am gonna try my hands at Fedora..
 
  


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