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Old 04-06-2008, 07:30 AM   #1
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problems finding/mounting partition on fedora8


hi guys... and/or girls!!

i have this partition (hda5) on my hd, but i cant find it on the dev directory, so i cannot mount it. I know thats the partition's name, 'cause i find it allways when i use the knoppix dvd. Btw, is there a way to configure the fedora8 so it can allways identify the paritions like knoppix?
I'm glad for anwwers and indications to how to mount the partition too.

tkx a lot

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Old 04-06-2008, 07:40 AM   #2
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In a terminal, enter "su" to become the root user, and then "fdisk -l". This will tell you what Fedora thinks all you partitions are. Then look in /mnt or /media and see if a mount point is already setup. If so, you may be able to mount the partition using "mount nameofmountpoint".

Otherwise, you can simply create a mount point and mount using something like:

mkdir abc
mount /dev/hda5 abc

To make this automatic, you would put an entry in /etc/fstab (man fstab for details)
 
Old 04-06-2008, 09:23 AM   #3
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tkx... but now another problem arrised! i just realized i can't use fdisk or shutdown commands on my fedora8! and i'm using the root user!
any ideas?
 
Old 04-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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tkx a lot pixellani!!! i solved the problem with the bash, and now it works perfect! i just need to know, how to make a link from the desktop to mount and umount it... can you help me?
 
Old 04-06-2008, 03:00 PM   #5
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/sbin

Fedora and most other recent distros use the new naming scheme, so for /dev/hda5 you should look for /dev/sda5. This is only true if the disk in question is not part of an LVM set.

If your not logged in as root, but get root permissions with 'su', then you will not have /sbin in your PATH. In this case use:

Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
(give full path to the application)

Bye,
M

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Old 04-06-2008, 03:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by marquardl View Post
Fedora and most other recent distros use the new naming scheme, so for /dev/hda5 you should look for /dev/sda5. This is only true if the disk in question is not part of an LVM set.

If your not logged in as root, but get root permissions with 'su', then you will not have /sbin in your PATH. In this case use:

Code:
/sbin/fdisk -l
(give full path to the application)

Bye,
M
Or use "su -" This gives you the root user's environment--including PATH
 
Old 04-06-2008, 05:07 PM   #7
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tkx a lot pixellani!!! i solved the problem with the bash, and now it works perfect! i just need to know, how to make a link from the desktop to mount and umount it... can you help me?
Make a link to the Desktop??

Assume that you want a link to /mnt/mydrive:

su
cd ~/Desktop
ln -s /mnt/mydrive .
 
  


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