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Old 07-28-2002, 01:10 PM   #1
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how to: mount existing partition on 2nd drive

RH 7.3 installed on hde
I have a second hard drive that I previously had mounted in the first install of RH, ( now re-installed RH) I now need to access that drive with the data intact,
it shows up on fdisk -l
as /dev/hdc2 start 128 end 2491 blocks 18988830 ID 83 System Linux

I then tried the command:
mkfs /dev/hdc2: /dev/hdc2

the error message is: mkfs.ext2: bad blocks count - /dev/hdc2

what is the proper way for me to proceed to gain access to this hard drive partition, and be able to mount it as /stage11i


Old 07-28-2002, 01:17 PM   #2
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do NOT try mkfs, this will format the partition, so all data will be lost!!!

try to mount it.
command should be:
/mount /dev/hdc2 /stage11i
Old 07-28-2002, 01:32 PM   #3
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yes now I have read up on that (mkfs)

what I did was add a line to the /etc/fstab

/dev/hdc2 /stage11i ext3 defaults 1 1
rebooted and now the root shows my partition in all its glory
I tried the mount command before but I see that you have a / in front of mount which I didn't try. any way, all is well and thanks for the quick response.



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