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Old 12-10-2004, 10:02 AM   #1
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mount: wrong fs type

I am running RHEL3 and just added another 250GB hard drive. I created a partition with fdisk, ran mke2fs -j /dev/hdb to format it. Created a directory for a mount point. However, now when I try and mount, I get the following error.

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
       or too many mounted file systems
       (could this be the IDE device where you in fact use
       ide-scsi so that sr0 or sda or so is needed?)
What am I doing wrong?


Old 12-10-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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Did you run "mke2fs -j /dev/hdb" or "mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1"?

Try mounting it by hand with "mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/tmp". Of course /mnt/tmp needs to be created first. If that doesn't work try -t ext2. Let me know the results.

Also, include the /etc/fstab entry you put in for this drive.
Old 12-10-2004, 10:57 AM   #3
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With the partition unmounted try running:

# mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1

Also make sure your partition is hdb1 by running:

# fdisk -l

which will list all recognized partitions, whether mounted or not, and report any errors/problems with the partitions.
Old 12-10-2004, 11:10 AM   #4
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I actually just deleted the partition and receated it....reformated...and everything is fine now. That was really weird. Just acting a little flaky I guess.

Thanks everyone for your help



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