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Old 09-13-2002, 02:35 PM   #1
Zychior
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Error viewing mnt directory


I have system running Mandrake 8.2 that seems to be running fine. My only problem is that when I try to view the mnt directory under KDE -> Home Directory it locks up that program. I can run other programs fine but it locks when I do this every time. Any suggestions?

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Old 09-22-2002, 08:57 PM   #2
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Does it lock up if you view like in a terminal or console ?? Do you have anything that mounts in that directory, like a cdrom or floppy directory ??
 
Old 09-22-2002, 10:47 PM   #3
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Any directory mnt and under. It does not matter if there is any files in it or not. It works fine under the shell but not the Home Directory GUI interface. At this time I do not have anything mounting under this directory. Any ideas?

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Old 11-18-2002, 06:30 AM   #4
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I am having the same problem with MD 9. It did it from the first install. I have a fat32 partition that I wanted to access from /mnt/fat32 I went into MD control center 9 and under mount points I mounted it with the above. I am looking at it now and I have 2 ntfs partitions that are mounted I unmounted these thinking that could have been the problem but is still doing it.

Thanks for the replies. I am going to bed and will check back later.
Peace

Edit Bellow

Well I figured it out after some trial and error. My setup is as follows.

This is a dual boot machine with XP. I used system commander to partation the 40 gig HD It also has dvd, cdrw and I have a module hd that I am not using at present no floppy currently.

1st partation Primary 5 gig xp ntfs
2nd partition Primary 3.5 gig ntfs will use to ghost above
3rd partition primary 6 gig Mandrake
4th partition extended 256 mb swap
5th partition extended fat32

I booted into safe mode.
Configue work station enter
roort password accept
file system enter
access local hard drive enter

Here it showed all the drives that were mounted. It was showing the 2 xp drives as being mounted I highlighted the first xp partition and hit enter which brought me to another screen at this screen I deleted it and did the same for the next. So they would not mount. Then I backed out of everythig and in MD i was able to access my mnt folder.

I do not know why in MD control center when I unmounted them I still could not access the mnt folder. Also under access local drive It has my floppy mounted which i do not currently have but not the dvd and cdrw drives. Hey it works and I am learning.

Anyone please if any of the info I gave out is wrong or you have anything to add please say so. I am new to this and I could not find an answer. The person who started this thread I do not know if he fixed his problem or not. I did a search for mnt and this is what I found.

Hope this helps someone out.

Last edited by warpig; 11-19-2002 at 04:33 AM.
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:41 PM   #5
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I am having the same problem as well, every time I try to access the MNT directory (from the GUI) it totally locks. I'm using Mandrake 9.1 it happens in every program from which I try to access.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 08:33 AM   #6
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I still have not found a fix to my problem. At least I know I am not alone in this. The system runs fine except for this one problem. I just don't view it with the GUI any more. If anybody finds a fix I would be interested. In my situation Linux is the only OS on the system. I do have a 3Ware RAID card in it if that makes any difference.

Thx,
Zych
 
Old 05-09-2003, 10:03 PM   #7
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Good Luck

Sup
As you can see I did not get to many respones on this subject. So I wish you luck. All I can say do as I suggested even though you are not dual booting and see what is getting mounted.

If you do find the problem please post a followup so others may learn from it. It does not seem like the so called gurus have to much time for new individuals that would like to learn linux. For this reason I have not messed with it much lately. I have not given up. It is just a lot of research as you probably know. Looking for a person that I can get one on one with just to answer a few questions to get kick started.
Peace and Good Luck

PS I will check back to see if any have found the solution.

Last edited by warpig; 05-09-2003 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 02:10 PM   #8
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error viewing MNT directory

Hello.
I'm having the same problem.
I have multiboot as well. I have two harddrives. One (the slave) has XP pro on it (but I don't use it anymore). The master has XP pro and Mandrake 9.1 or 9.2 or something. It's a "modified" HP Pavilion.
I just recently installed Mandrake, so this comes as quite a discouragement for someone investigating an alternative OS.
Everything runs just fine, except when I want to access the /mnt folder. It started when I wanted to save a document to my slave drive. It took about 25 or 35 minutes to finally access the folder contents. While I waited, I tried to check out other programs and applications of Mandrake, and every time I tried to access the /mnt folder the thing would lock up. If someone ever finds out why, feel free to email me. I'd like to ween myself from Windows, but this makes me reluctant.

-Electronbrain

PS, I don't think it has anything to do with my hardware (video card, etc.). Personally, I think there might be a problem between Mandrake and XP being on the same harddrive. I'm using Acronis OS Selector. Again, I'm really interested in Mandrake, but only if I can get it to work.

Last edited by electronbrain; 06-09-2003 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 02:40 PM   #9
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I don't think it's a multi boot problem since mine is straight Linux. The only odd thing about my system is that I am using a 3Ware RAID card with about 700MB of HDD space. I will try and find my e-mail to Mandrake and point them to this thread. Maybe they have the answer.

- Zych
 
Old 06-09-2003, 02:45 PM   #10
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Well, that rules out any conflict with XP. Man!, that makes me feel better. I like to have XP as a backup OS before I convert completely, so I'm relieved to know that it's not the problem.

-Electronbrain
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:17 PM   #11
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I sent an e-mail to one of the tech support guys over at Mandrake. This guy really knows his stuff but they usually charge for things like this. I pointed him towards this thread so we may see something from him. If he e-mails me back directly I will share his info with everybody.

- Zych
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:26 PM   #12
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I installed RedHat 9 on the system where I previously had ManDrake installed and have no problems viewing the mnt from RedHat. For some reason Mandrake wants to mnt the xp partition. I have a modular hard drive on an Inspiron 8100. I installed ManDrake 9.1 on the modular HD. Then went into Mandrake control center (me thinks update later) and saw that MD mounted the ntfs xp partition. I tried unmounting it from there but not sure if it did. Opened a terminal and saw what was mounted and the xp partition was still mounted. I then did the above step that i described in failsafe and I still have the problem viewing the mnt. I will update later, at work right now.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 06:13 PM   #13
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Mnt Issues...

Has anyone here tried to format and reinstall mandrake?
who all is use 3rd part boot loaders (acronis, bootmagik, grub)
who all used a partion manager (acronid, powerquest, ontrak) other than Fdisk or mandraked partition manager to create their partitions. and what size is tour swap partition compared to your memory... ie 250 Mb ram = 500 Mb swap.

any one of these can be the cause of the issue... trouble is finding the common one and fixing it. as for the inspiron 8100, I work for dell and this is a know issue, Linux does not work well on those systems on external drives. has to do w/ the transferr of data.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 08:26 PM   #14
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Mr. IcoNyx,
I'm not so sure it has to do with the size of the swapfile partion. A knowledgeable friend of mine told me that the swapfile partition has to be a certain size and mine qualifies as valid.

I have another theory:
Mr. Zychoir, did you install Linux over top of another previous version of Windows, or did you install it on a freshly blank drive (blank as in NO PARTITIONS)? I ask because my new theory has to do with Mandrake (and isolated to only Mandrake) had difficulty reading from a partition record created by a Windows OS (as opposed to a partition record created entirely by Mandrake).
-Electronbrain
 
Old 06-10-2003, 05:22 PM   #15
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"Mr"?!?

sorry electrobrain, only my "nephiew" calls me "Mr" IcoNyx, common DH0, keep it relaxed, we are all friends here.

I realize after our conversation that the swap partitinn would be a nogo, howwever, a Linux geru here asked me to ask if everyone is useing intel based systems?
 
  


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