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Old 11-19-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
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unable to view contents of /home

contents of my home directory could not viewed. when i try to mount /home message comes: /home busy or mounted already.

when umount is tried the message: not mounted
my /home directory is on separate partition on the hard disk(/dev/sb1)
contents of /etc/fstab are:
/dev/sda1 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
#/dev/sdb1 /home reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/sda2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
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/cdrom /media/cdrom subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0

Morever when i removed the comment in line 2, there was no change.
pl help me out!
Old 11-19-2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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what does "df" say?
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df is displaying the proper output usage is some 60% and /dev/sdb1 is mounted on /
Old 11-20-2004, 03:02 AM   #4
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Are there any other partitions on sdb besides your /home?
Is the disk failing, perhaps?

fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Boot from a live-cd or boot disk with SATA support (I'm assuming these are sata disks) and see if the data is still present.

Check dmesg for mentions (on normal boot)
dmesg |grep sdb

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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