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Old 02-26-2006, 07:51 AM   #1
manicman
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sata HD wont mount


hello
I have just completed a fresh instalation of gentoo and one of my hardrives refuses to mount hear is the problem
It is a sata HD with one partiton called sda1 the filesystem is fat32. I have tried to get it to mount when booting by adding this line to my fstab
Code:
/dev/sda1		/mnt/data	vfat		iocharset=utf8,umask=000   0
but when it boots it get this error
Code:
/dev/sda1 already mounted or /mnt/data busy
and i also get the same error when i use
Code:
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/data
now i have created the the directory /mnt/data and i have tried mounting it in diffrent locations to the same effect. i am almost certian that my kernel is set up right to read sata drives beacuse i used this guide
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_SATA
although i never got any output when i used "lspci -v | grep -i sata" . This HD mounts fine on my ubunbu instalation using the same fstab line. Also when i boot i get this error although im not sure if it is relavent
Code:
Activating EVMS ..
DosSegMgr: Warning: Using an alternate geometry (Cylinders, Heads, Sectors) for
The kernel reported drive geometery is : C= 65535 H= 16 S= 63
The partition records report a geometery of : C=65535 H=255 S=63 
Using the alternate geometry reported by the partition records.
I could use some help with this one thanks

Last edited by manicman; 02-26-2006 at 08:15 AM.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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it may seem obvious but you can elminate some of the question by doing "cat /etc/mtab" when it gives you that message.

did you compile the kernel yourself?
 
Old 02-26-2006, 08:01 AM   #3
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no i didnt compile the kernel myself i cheated and used genkernel and this is the output from $ cat /etc/mtab
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/dev/hdc4 / ext3 rw,noatime 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,nosuid 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
/dev/hdc2 /boot ext2 rw,noatime 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/ubuntu ext3 rw,noatime 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw,devmode=0664,devgid=85 0 0

Last edited by manicman; 02-26-2006 at 08:08 AM.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 08:30 AM   #4
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ok it turns out that only the partitions on the HD with gentoo installed will mount i connected an old 6Gb IDE ext3 HD up and it works fine on ubuntu but gentoo gives the same error
 
Old 02-26-2006, 08:33 AM   #5
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i would try doing your own kernel - it's really not that hard....
 
  


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