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I seem to be having trouble with partitions. Here is my goal
I want to dual boot Linux Mint 14 (Which I already have installed) And Crunch Bang 10 stable on one 80 GB hard drive, then use my other 100 GB hard drive as storage to keep movies, music, documents, pictures, that sort of thing on. I have formatted the 100 GB hard drive with 1 large part in ext4 but I have no access to it when I'm log in as root user under Linux Mint 14.
Firstly I would like to know what I'm doing wrong? I've read about parts but never really messed around with them a lot so this is a learning experience for me. I'm using Gparted to handle the parts.
My 100 GB hard drive is under SDB with my 80 GB under SBA. I've tired making it both primary and extended/logical I'm really not sure what is going on. (can't move pictures to it ,can't add additonal folders etc) I have no access to it at all.
Also do I need to have a unique swap partition for each OS or does 1 swap part do it for both? I'm assuming each OS will need it's own primary partition but I'm not sure. Any guidance would be useful.
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/home/valosar/.Private on /home/valosar type ecryptfs (ecryptfs_check_dev_ruid,ecryptfs_cipher=aes,ecryptfs_key_bytes=16,ecryptfs_unlink_sigs,ecryptfs_sig =5142eaa4fd22f2af,ecryptfs_fnek_sig=d44ecef7bdbb5071)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/valosar/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=valosar)
/dev/sdb5 on /media/valosar/Tome type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks2)
I can and I can see the Lost and Found inside of it, but I can't drag and drop a picture from my home folde to the tome folder, and I can't create a folder there etc. I can see it but can't do anything in it.
My fstab file seems to be totally messed up, it doesn't contain any mention of my partitions , just stuff from when I first installed Mint 14 (Doesn't mention my CD RW etc or any changes I've made since I first installed it) On boot it is stll looking for the old partitions that I've since changed. So I need to update FSTAB manually?
Well I managed to make it worse (A bit) I went ahead and installed #! linux to the other partion on the first hard drive, it works fine but now Grub can't see the other part that linux Mint 14 is on : ) I'm working on that seperate from this however. I have the same problem with the second hard drive on #! so I'll try your suggestion there while I wait, thanks. Ok I fixed the Grub issue and can boot either OS Now without issue. Will work on FSTAB, thanks
Well thank you very much for the help, I have it work now. the second hard drive mounts under /data and I can access it. However I managed to screw up #! now, I can't log in under the user I set up when I First installed it, it says the home directory for that user was some how deleted. I can get the OS itself to boot and get to the log in screen but can't get past there. This may have something to do with my changing Fstab on that OS. AT first I had the sdb5 to load under the /home directory then changed it to /data as I liked your suggestion. Not sure what to do now This has certainly been a learning experience lol.