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Old 12-08-2005, 02:42 PM   #1
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Question partitions are not mounting

i have just installed slack 10.2 on one of my machines...
the insatllation seemed fine!
reebooted and lilo came up fine...

logged in as root fine.

this is where the problems began...
(i have4 removed everything form the prompt apart from folder names to save typing)

tried to add myself an account...
# adduser
-bash: adduser: command not found
tried Cding to /usr/bin to activate it directly form there (i think its there)
# cd /usr
usr # ls
hey! theres nothing there!!!
has the partition mounted?

# mount
/dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,grid=5,mode=620)
obviously not

# mount /dev/hda2 /usr
modprobe: FATAL: could not load /lib/modules/ No such file or directory

mount: unknown filesystem type 'ext3'
now that is a bit ritch as all my partitions are ext3 including "/" wich works fine!

my partitions on hda are as this...

hda1 primary bootable / ~3G (ext3)
hda2 primary /usr ~5G (ext3)
hda3 primary SWAP 256M
hda5 logical /var ~1G (ext3)
hda6 logical /tmp ~1G (ext3)
hda7 logical /home ~9G (ext3)

no hdb
hdc 16X DVD-Rom
hdd 4X4X24 CD-RW

sda - sdc usb drives various (including zip 100)

processor, 800MHz intel celeron
RAM: 128M
Graphics: on board 1M dedicated memory then shares system memory
mouse generic scroll wheel type (imps2)
kbd generic UK map

if anyone has any ideas as to what is wrong please post away
( am am a relative linux and slack as i have only been using it for about a mounth, it works fine (more or less) on my otehr machine)
Old 12-08-2005, 02:48 PM   #2
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I'm fairly new to this myself but it sounds like either you did something wrong during install when formatting and assigning your partitions or there's something wrong with your hd. Obviously the reference to mandrake on hda2 means that your previous install wasn't overwritten for some reason.
Old 12-08-2005, 02:57 PM   #3
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Please list your fstab table (cat /etc/fstab) and post here. I assume you forgot /usr when you set up your mount points. Not sure why you used the partitioning scheme you used.
Old 12-08-2005, 05:07 PM   #4
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This forum has mooved to the slackware instalation forum (i tried to post it there first and i kept geting an error so i posted it here.... it turns out taht despite the error message it posted in both forums!
so to avoid being flamed for multiforum posting
i will close this forum.
the new one is here:

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