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Old 11-05-2003, 02:34 PM   #1
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core linux : mounting ' special device does not exist '


I think the title pretty much explains it. I thought I was doing well with the core linux install. Im just trying to mount 3 partitions. hda9,10,11.

so :

mount /dev/hda9 /mnt/root

and I get :

special device /dev/hda9 doesnt exist

Which is odd, it shows up fine in cfdisk and fdisk. But it is a logical partition, does it have to be primary ?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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Does the actual special file /dev/hda9 exist?
ls -l /dev/hda9

if not
mknod /dev/hda9 b 3 9
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:20 PM   #3
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/dev/hda9, the file ?, doesnt exist.

so I tried that mknod, which wont work as im running off a ram disk ( core linux install ).

When I formated the partition : mke2fs /dev/hda9, I used another distro - bbc linux, as the mke2fs program with core linux didnt seem to work, it too couldent find /dev/hda9.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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Okay, well you need that special file.
if it does not exist you must create it.

Mount your hardrive that you want to install
from and mknod in the /dev/ diretory of that
filesystem.

From their webpage:
"Core is primarily designed for experienced Linux users"

Maybe core isn't for you.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:30 PM   #5
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er, lol.. Im by far not an expert linux user, but look at my last post.

I currently CANT create the special file, as its a read only file system... Thats what I need to try and work around ?

besides, I hate learning curves, if I get this working tonight, ill of evolved from a rhl wizard install to a full blown text base do it your self job.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:53 PM   #6
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Are you trying to install core to hda9?
You can't really do that. You can sort of
but you need a primary partition to boot
from.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 02:49 AM   #7
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does a primary partition have to be one of the first four partitions ?

I got mknod working, a created a node in /tmp. got though the install fine. Cheers.
 
  


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