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Old 06-18-2004, 05:26 PM   #1
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Some problems formatting storage drive


Hello everyone!

Hay, I just got another hard drive and wanted to use it as storage only, buy I cannot seem to format the thing correctly. I went to 'Harddrake" (mandrake 10.0), selected the hard drive and formatted it as Journalised FS: ext3 with the mount point as: file:/mnt/hdII. The problem is that all of my file:/ data is there.......? In addition, I am not able to put anything on the drive: I am told "access denied."

Any ideas on whether or not I formatted it correctly. Oh, yes, also.....any thoughts on the mount location? ( file:/mnt/hdII)

Thanks for the help,
EEK.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
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Can you post the output from:
fdisk -l

And:
mount
 
Old 06-18-2004, 06:00 PM   #3
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David_Ross,

Thanks for helping but.................



Humm....I am really sorry about this, but I am a bit lost.

You are asking about the output of the format disk, no? If this is the case, well, using Harddrake, it just said......something will be written to disk, and that was it.

With respect to the mount point, I just typed in: fiile:/mnt/hdII. I can see the Hard Disc icon on my desktop, if that will help.

Sorry about being such a newb'
EEK.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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R80200; access denied is reference to ssur, ?did u attempt to format via
usr or superusr? if usr that will give access denied. try tryagain
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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Hello there,

Thanks for helping out....

Yup, in order to open harddrake I needed to enter the su password. I was thinking that this would be a matter of just formatting the drive and that was it....but I am stumped.

Any thoughts?
Eric.
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:35 PM   #6
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r80200; need to be Sroot. sorry
 
Old 06-19-2004, 03:40 PM   #7
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Try typing the commands I sugested before at a bash prompt - su to root first using "su -"
 
Old 06-19-2004, 03:45 PM   #8
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Sure thing....this is what I get:

Disk /dev/hda: 41.1 GB, 41110142976 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1275 10241406 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1276 4998 29904997+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 1276 2039 6136798+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 2040 2102 506016 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 2103 4998 23262088+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/hdb: 61.4 GB, 61473226752 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 119112 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 119112 60032416+ 83 Linux


Ideas?
Thanks for helping!
Eric.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #9
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What about "mount" that was only the fdisk output
 
Old 06-19-2004, 03:56 PM   #10
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That was everything that the Konsole spit out. Am I not looking in the right direction?
 
Old 06-19-2004, 04:03 PM   #11
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Sorry to bother you again......but just what did I do when I typed in:

rm -rf /...?
 
Old 06-19-2004, 04:05 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by revenge80200
That was everything that the Konsole spit out. Am I not looking in the right direction?
What did you do to get the output? Did you actually type "mount" and press enter?

Quote:
Originally posted by revenge80200
Sorry to bother you again......but just what did I do when I typed in:

rm -rf /...?
Delete all the files on your system (or you would do if you were root).
 
Old 06-19-2004, 04:15 PM   #13
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Humm....delete all that system file, eh...? I'll not try that one again soon.

With respect to the mount, Mandrake has "harddrake" all that you do is enter su password, select the device that you want to break and then hit configure. I selected the second hard drive and just typed in file:/mnt/hdb. After that, it said that it would be writing the data to disk. Oh, yes, the format too, you are given several options: Journalised FS: ext3 and some other...Fat32...
 
Old 06-19-2004, 04:32 PM   #14
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I realise that mandrake has harddrake but I was trying to find out what you had mounted, if you don't want to do it then fair enough.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 04:37 PM   #15
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I am sorry, I am a bit new at this.....I guess I do not quiet know what you are asking for, that or how to get it. Come to think of it, I am just plan lost.

Sorry about that.

By mount point, do you mean what devices I have mounted and where?
 
  


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