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Old 05-30-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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trouble mounting main partition


Hi. My /etc/fstab file includes /dev/hda7 (my largest partition) at /home, but when I run df -h, this partition is not listed as an active partition? So is this partition actually mounted?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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Doesn't look it. Could you give us the output of

Code:
cat /etc/fstab
cat /etc/mtab
df
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:40 PM   #3
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fstab:
/dev/hda5 / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda2 /windowspartition ntfs-3g umask=022 1 0
/dev/hda7 /home ntfs-3g umask=000 1 0
#/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

mtab:
/dev/root / ext4 rw,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
/dev/hda2 /windowspartition fuseblk rw,allow_other,default_permissions,blksize=4096 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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What happens if you run `mount -a`? Also, if that doesn't work `mount /dev/had7`?

Regards,

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Old 05-30-2010, 05:44 PM   #5
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Code:
dmesg|grep mount
dmesg|grep ntfs
 
Old 05-30-2010, 05:47 PM   #6
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root@bluegospel:~# mount -a
NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/hda7': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/hda7' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
mount: devpts already mounted or /dev/pts busy
root@bluegospel:~# mount /dev/hda7
NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/hda7': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/hda7' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
root@bluegospel:~#
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:00 PM   #7
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Have you done an fsck in windows on that partition lately or did Windows not shutdown cleanly last time? If it's not either of those I would make sure windows can read it before continuing to troubleshoot on the Linux side.

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Old 05-30-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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Has this ever been mounted? Does it mount anywhere else? What does
Code:
lsmod|grep ntfs
give?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:06 PM   #9
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root@bluegospel:~# dmesg|grep mount
EXT3-fs: hda5: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240).
EXT2-fs: hda5: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (240).
EXT4-fs: mounted filesystem hda5 with ordered data mode
GFS2: gfs2 mount does not exist
GFS2: gfs2 mount does not exist
root@bluegospel:~# dmesg|grep ntfs
root@bluegospel:~#
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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root@bluegospel:~# lsmod|grep ntfs
root@bluegospel:~#
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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RedHat?
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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Not RedHat, Slackware.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 06:30 PM   #13
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The other day it shutdown abruptly and I don't recall whether it was running Windows or Linux. I usually run Linux on that PC but I'm not sure.
 
Old 05-30-2010, 07:14 PM   #14
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You were right Alunduil. I went into Windows and found that this drive had not yet been formatted. I've formatted it in Windows and now I can view it in Linux. Thanks!
 
Old 05-30-2010, 07:22 PM   #15
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Okay, now I've mounted that drive to my home directory, but now I cannot run startx as barth because /home/barth is obscured by the partition. chown -R barth /home/barth fails.
 
  


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