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Old 06-19-2006, 08:16 PM   #1
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Unknown mounted media Suse 10.1


I was wondering if anyone knows why Suse 10.1 shows a 1.0 K mounted device under the My Computer sysinfo:/ in KDE 3.5? It also shows the swap partition as well.

The following is my fstab:

/dev/hdb2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdb3 /home reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hda5 /windows/D ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdb1 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0

When I right click properties, it claims to be hda2. I don't have an hda2. It only appeared after I ran winecfg and autodetected the drives. Also when I click on it I get the following error: Method "Mount" with signature "ssas" on interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" doesn't exist"

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Old 06-21-2006, 05:02 AM   #2
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Your /dev/hda5 is a logical partition. It will be inside an extended partition, which will probably be the second physical(?) partition on the disk. It is probably being called /dev/hda2

So /dev/hda2 won't be mountable, because there is nothing there except the information that defines the logical partition(s) inside it.
Code:
fdisk -l /dev/hda
would give the same information.

Physical (not sure my terminology is correct here) partitions are numbered 1 to 4, and only four are allowed, any logical partitions (inside extended partitions) are labelled 5 onwards, even if they are inside an extended partition which is the first one on the disk.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 05:30 AM   #3
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Terminology:
partitions 1-4 are primary partitions, logical partitions are partitions "inside" extended ones starting with partition number 5.
 
Old 06-22-2006, 01:34 AM   #4
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Sorry I should have specified the following information first:

I have two physical drives both internal connected via the same IDE channel.

First Drive Cable Select: Maxtor 300GB (Windows NTFS- C:, Windows NTFS- D: )

Second Drive Cable Select: Samsung 80GB (Linux Swap, ReiserFS- /, ReiserFS- /Home)

Those should be the only mounted partitions on the computer. I really don't need the swap shown in KDE either, but should only be mounted for use by the Linux System.

I wonder if this is a bug that had not been worked out.

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Old 06-22-2006, 11:32 AM   #5
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For further info:

fdisk -l shows the following:

Disk /dev/hda: 300.0 GB, 300090728448 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38764 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 10334 78125008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 10335 38764 214930800 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 10335 38764 214930768+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

Disk /dev/hdb: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hdb2 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/hdb3 2874 9733 55102950 83 Linux
 
Old 06-22-2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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So re-read my first post. hda2 is the extended partition that holds hda5.
Look at the start and the end locations and the size. hda5 is just a teeny bit smaller.
This is not a bug.

And be careful about messing with that swap partition as well - you may need it (depending on how much actual memory you have).

Are you sure that sysinfo is saying that these devices are mounted, or just that they exist?
 
Old 06-22-2006, 05:31 PM   #7
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I can say for sure that they show up (exist) in sysinfo, but can not say 100% that they are mounted. Is there some way that I can find out for you?

I appreciate your help.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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In a terminal, type the command
Code:
mount
Mine looks like:
Code:
$ mount
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid)
/dev/hda1 on /boot type ext2 (ro)
/dev/hda6 on /mnt/hda6 type ext2 (rw)
/dev/hdb5 on /mnt/hdb5 type ext3 (rw)
/dev/hdb7 on /mnt/hdb7 type ext3 (rw)
 
Old 06-23-2006, 12:50 PM   #9
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Here is the info:

/dev/hdb2 on / type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
/dev/hdb3 on /home type reiserfs (rw,acl,user_xattr)
/dev/hda1 on /windows/C type ntfs (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,nls=utf8)
/dev/hda5 on /windows/D type ntfs (ro,noexec,nosuid,nodev,gid=100,umask=0002,nls=utf8)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
 
Old 06-23-2006, 01:28 PM   #10
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I think you're fine.
You could relax a little.
 
  


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