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Old 08-05-2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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Mount help, i a not kidding!! Please!!!


I installed fedora core 3 yesterday, and i went to bed thinking that the hda definitions for partitions were left the same when installing fedora from mandrake. Guess, linux has deceived me and i am quite cranky. I have mounted every single hda* on fstab, and my files are not showing up.

I came up with the idea to put in the fedora disk 1 to see the arrangement that the installer picks up, very weird setup. Basically it's like this:
hda->
hda1->
hda3-> swap
hda2->
Free Space
hda5-> my disapeared partition

Now, you may think that i messed up by erasing the partition manually. Well, i didn't. I went into manually partition, erased the swap and mandrake installation, resulting in some free space, and made the new swap and new fedora partition for the installation. But linux decided to mess everything up and came up changing names and that weird schema that i just sketched.

Please someone, help me save myself!!! I need those files!!!!
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:19 AM   #2
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Dear Sir,

Hi,

You can use Rlinux studio for recovering your files from your Harddrive.

May it help you a lot.

Thanks
 
Old 08-05-2005, 12:28 PM   #3
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what does fdisk -l show?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 04:07 PM   #4
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I am at work now, but i'll check that up as soon as i get home.

I use fedora core 4 here at work and nothing liks this has every happened.

Thanks guys!!!
 
Old 08-06-2005, 05:36 AM   #5
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so long as fdisk or cfdisk shows it you should be able to mount the partiton somewhere.

Not to worry you but some installers auto format partitons so just because it exists doesn't mean that your data is there.

as root to remove any doubt....
Code:
mkdir ~/please
mount /dev/hdc5 ~/please
cd ~/please
ls
and then either breath a sigh or relief or accept the reality of the transitory nature of all things.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 04:21 PM   #6
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I just attempted all these things, and linux has erased everything. And guess what, the damn FC3 does not want to recognize my cdrom, which the installer and mandrake 9.1 linux perfectly mounted. For crying out loud, FC3 is by far the deadliest of all. (please note that i am saying, deadliest, not worst, there are really no bad linux distos, just preferences).

So, i have been done again by linux. Someday i'll manage it instead of having this software stab me in the back. And by the way, if you can throw me a bone here about the cdrom not being listed in /dev, that would be highly appreciated.

Thanks for the help guys. You rock!!!
 
Old 08-08-2005, 05:09 PM   #7
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I'm in a very similar position... I just surrendered and formatted from FC3 this morning in a rush, amidst a buch of family (wedding weekend) and everything seemed to go fine. hda3 is the partition that should (in theory at least) have all my files and information on it, and yet, when the installation was finished, i could not mount it. I am quite a noob, so i didnt know what to do, so I'm on a rather elderly computer reading / writing this, using a painfully slow dial-up connection.
I also was having the cdrom problem, and before i got to into trying to solve that i realized that I had not installed kde which is my prefered GUI, and a couple other small things, so im currently re-formatting (twice in one day?!?!) I'll let you know in 30 minutes if that brought everything back... fingers are crossed!
 
Old 08-09-2005, 01:59 PM   #8
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so, otchie1, I have to sincerely thank you because i'm breathing that sigh of relief that you mentioned in your post. When i put my post up, i read through the others on here and couldnt understand what yours would do, let alone how it would help... so now that im relieved, can you explain (in newbie terms) why / how it is that worked for me? and is there a way i can get my computer to mount it as /files instead of having to go through the ~/please directory?

cheers!!

------------------------

nevermind about the making it easier to access, got that figured out, but I must admit im still kind of confused as to how that worked but everything else i had tried (even toying with fstab) failed...

Last edited by ultimatenoob; 08-09-2005 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:18 AM   #9
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you can call the dir anything you want, for ex. just make a dir called "files" instead - the mount command just associates a filesystem on a partition with some directory. which one that is, is up to you. fstab (filesystem table) is just a way to define the available filesystems and allow mounting at startup.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 01:55 AM   #10
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Ok, what if I accidentally created a swap out of my my hda2 drive..

I tried using r-linux, but it created a bunch of $Inode files on my winodws system, how do I convert that back?

Sample Files


-David
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