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Old 07-14-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
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How To Mount An Ext3 Partition

I just freshly installed OpenSUSE to give it a try as my main computer OS, but I've run into a snag. For some reason, it did not detect my second drives and set them to mount at startup and I'm at a loss the syntax to mount an Ext3 partition/drive. Is there some code or utility I could use to fix this?

Fdisk -l follows:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 1 48641 390708801 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdc1 1 38913 312568641 8e Linux LVM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-14-2006, 06:13 AM   #2
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If you want these partitions to be automatically mounted at boot, you need to edit /etc/fstab. Check the fstab man page (command: man fstab) for more info. Before you do this, you will have to define some place for these to be mounted. (Some distros have a /mnt directory which might be a good place.)

BTW, I noticed that these partitions are type "Linux LVM" instead of "Linux" (0x8e instead of 0x83). I have no experience with LVM, but this might require a different entry from a simple ext3 partition. (If your lucky, an existing fstab entry will show you how to do this.)
Old 07-14-2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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Have you tried simply typing:

#mount -t ext3 /dev/hdc1 /mnt/path/to/second/drive/mountpoint

If that gains you access to your second drive then you need to check the fstab file (/etc/fstab) and make sure there is an entry for that second drive.



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