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Old 08-19-2005, 04:57 AM   #1
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mount: can't find /dev/hda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab


i get this error when trying to view my files that i have on windows..
i mean i want to view my hard drive i have on windows from suse but i get this error...
Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: can't find /dev/hda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

i viewed my hard drive on mandrake when i had it on here...
the hard drive i have windows on is ntfs...

what mount point would i use??
i'm in YaST,
do i set the mount point that my windows is on??
cos that is what hda1 is...
thanks
 
Old 08-19-2005, 06:11 AM   #2
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try reading the man pages for mount
you should get some nice hints on how to use mount.
once you have done that, we can go into more depth here.
:-)
 
Old 08-19-2005, 06:28 AM   #3
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Hello timalan! Howdy?!
where did you set your Windows partition? Post your fstab here
 
Old 08-19-2005, 07:20 AM   #4
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/dev/hdb1 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/dvdrecorder /media/dvdrecorder subfs noauto,fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs noauto,fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0
 
Old 08-19-2005, 09:30 AM   #5
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so, you have no entry for /dev/hda1, right?
mount, when run like #mount /dev/hda1
will look in your fstab and try to find out where it is supposed to get mounted to (mountpoint)
as you can see in your fstab, /dev/hdb1 gets mounted to / (/ is in this case the mountpoint)
the 2nd commandline parameter you can sent to mount is exactly that, the mountpoint, so run
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
you still need to make sure the directory /mnt/hda1 exists before mounting!

this and more is what you would find when reading the manpages
 
Old 08-19-2005, 09:37 AM   #6
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this is what it said after i type mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
mount: mount point /mnt/hda1 does not exist
thanks
 
Old 08-19-2005, 02:58 PM   #7
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sorry, missunderstood you there - my bad :-)
 
Old 08-20-2005, 01:50 AM   #8
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Talking

Hello timalan!
Sorry for late response, I was at work
Follow this:
YaST=>System=>Partitioner=>
When expert partitioner opens see that you have entry for your windows partition. It should look smth like that:
Code:
/dev/hda1/    14.2GB   Win95 FAT32 LBA   /windows/c  45729  76482
/windows/c - stands for mounting point.
If you have no mounting point then click edit and set mounting point.
If you nave no entry at all, you probably missed it during setup. Click create and add your windows partition.

 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:31 AM   #9
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Hi SlackerLX, that's ok about responding late cos i don't expect you to be at the computer all the time...lol
but as far as partition i tried something before i seen your post and well wasn't able to log back into my username for suse so it crashed...lol
so i installed mandrake 10.0 official release that a friend sent me in the mail and i downloaded mandrake 10.1 and updated it to 10.1...
now is there a way i can install suse on with my mandrake, by the way everything works great on mandrake but for launchcast and i did install flash player but it still does the same thing....
maybe i should have installed flash player first then netscape 4.78 but it still dissappears...
thanks again for your help bro :-)
Later!
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:32 AM   #10
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ohyeah with mandrake i can see windows directory and from windows using captain nemo i can see my linux......
i mean i know if i would have set the partition right in suse i would have been able to see all that too...
Later!
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:47 AM   #11
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You can see Windows directory on Mandrake because Mandrake formated your root with EXT3 FS. And your SuSE was RaisersFS. I don't have windows, but I have FAT32 partition as BACKUP. I always install linux on EXT3. has no problems with permissions on Win95 partitions.
And you CAN inatall 2 Linux OS, but whatever you need them for. I have different OS because of different boxes, on laptop I have SuSE, Desktop runs by Slackware and Debian-Sarge. And I like testing other distros. If you have smth of the sort in your mind then go ahead and install dual linux. But again, I have no intention to remove SuSE from laptop, and I have a thingie against Madrake. I don't like the way it's built and runs. It also crashed on me few times
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:58 AM   #12
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ok, well i think i am going to install suse back on....
and just keep that on...
so when i install suse on i should choose EXT3?
Thanks
 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:05 AM   #13
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And DO NOT FORGET to set mount point for your windows partition. During setup go to advanced or detailed partitioner and edit the details that SuSE set by default
 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:09 AM   #14
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ok... going to install suse back on...
will be back as soon as it gets done...
later
 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:13 AM   #15
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i forgot to tell you when i installed mandrake, i used a boot diskette, now i get an error whenever i don't have a diskette in grub error line 17
cos i installed mandrake over suse and its not using that to boot up with it gives me that error...
i forgot how to get rid of that error...
 
  


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