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Old 03-15-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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a weird problem mounting an ide drive

Hi everybody,

My system has got 2 hdd's, hda and hdd. I used to have fedora4 on an ext3 hda partition, both with windows installation. Later, when I tried to install fedora6 over it, it refused to recognize the existing linux partition, so I had to install fedora6 on hdd. I tried to mount my existing FAT windows (/dev/hda3) and linux ext3 partition (/dev/hda5), but that was of no use. Every time I got "not a valid block device" from mount.

I end up with removing extended partitions on hda, that did not help either.

Eventually, I've just installed Ubuntu on the problem drive, everything run smoothly. But these partitions are still not accessible from Fedora.

So, what do I have now:
[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        1275    10241406    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2            2870        4865    16032870    5  Extended
/dev/hda3            1276        2869    12803773+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda5            2870        3000     1052226   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/hda6            3001        3012       96358+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7            3013        3650     5124703+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8            3651        4865     9759456   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hdd

Disk /dev/hdd: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdd1               2       16709   134206978+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hdd2   *       16710       16722      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/hdd3           16723       24321    61038967+  8e  Linux LVM

[root@localhost ~]# df
Файловая система     1K-блоков      Исп  Доступно  Исп% смонтирована на
                      35551968  25598284   8485680  76% /
/dev/hdd2               101105     27077     68807  29% /boot
tmpfs                   257612         0    257612   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdd1            134174176 134136640     37536 100% /media/misc

[root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/windocs/
mount: /dev/hda3 is not a valid block device

[root@localhost ~]# mount /dev/hda8 /mnt/ubuntu-home/
mount: /dev/hda8 is not a valid block device

[root@localhost ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/hda3 /mnt/windocs  
mount: /dev/hda3 is not a valid block device
[root@localhost ~]# mount -t ext3 /dev/hda8 /mnt/ubuntu-home
mount: /dev/hda8 is not a valid block device
When I tried to install Fedora6, the installer recognised /dev/hda as /dev/mapper_whatever. Does this put some light on?

Anyways, I'd really appreciate any ideas of how to mount my unused partitions, I'd like to use them.

Last edited by a_simple_system; 03-15-2007 at 01:50 PM.


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