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kevinamygrayson 08-22-2012 12:26 PM

installing Slackware 13.37 as a virtual machine. unable to mount /dev/sda1
 
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getting the error can't read superblock

created 3 partitions
/dev/sda1 of 8G type 83
/dev/sda2 of 1G type 82
/dev/sda3 of 1G type 83 for /home

done using fdisk

used
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt

only to get error:
mount: /dev/sda1: can't read superblock

I don't know enough to know if this represents an elementary oversight on my part, or a genuine issue with virtualization of slackware via VMware Player. Can anyone give me some insight?

honeybadger 08-22-2012 12:46 PM

fdisk is used to manupulate the partitions not repair them. I really cannot think of an easy way out of here - assuming that you used the ext4 file system apart from reinstallation. Read the man pages before you execute any comand as root.
I do not think this is bug of anykind with VMPlayer or Slackware.

mennohellinga 08-22-2012 12:46 PM

It looks to me as if you only prepared the disk and didn't actually create the filesystems. You can make an ext2 filesystem on /dev/sda1 by typing
Code:

mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
consult the mkfs man page if you want other filesystems.
If the above works, create more filesystems on the other partitions and continue installation.

kevinamygrayson 08-22-2012 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mennohellinga (Post 4761273)
It looks to me as if you only prepared the disk and didn't actually create the filesystems. You can make an ext2 filesystem on /dev/sda1 by typing
Code:

mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1
consult the mkfs man page if you want other filesystems.
If the above works, create more filesystems on the other partitions and continue installation.

That was the ticket, thank you very much.

Kevin

Tinkster 08-22-2012 04:35 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <Slackware-Inst> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.


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