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Old 01-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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bg rescuse disk has idnetified various devices but I cannot mount them

Installing linux on my laptop was hampered as I only had a floppy avilable - BG Rescue - a two disk linux distrubtion boots up fine, and icdntifies my hard drive, my usb ports and my pcmcia cards - all being 10 years old are considered elderly - in any case I know that my hard drive is /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun./part2

It is not registered in my /etc/ftab file but is listed when i enter the fdisk -l command

I have tried to edit ftab using the vi editor - but get a "wrong pattern" message

my object here is to mount the various devices that gb resuse has identified

If I can mount my various devices - usb flash cars - xircomm pcmcia card than I will atttempt to download and install puppy lnux
Old 01-23-2009, 04:39 PM   #2
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You can mount it directly. Just step through the FS types. Something like

mkdir /mnt/sillymountpoint

mount -t ext2 /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun./part2 /mnt/sillymountpoint

once you have that working, then just add your fstab entry.

/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun./part2 /mnt/sillymountpoint ext2 defaults 1 2
Old 01-25-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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ok done thanks
but still cannot get the installers to work from the hard drive
Old 01-25-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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ok I have mounted the iso files - but when I try to edit the fstab file - using vi - i keep getting an error message - "wrong pattern" - the literature tells me that the fstab file is in columnar format - but not how to get each line in the proper column - do tab over to the next column - just put a space in, maybe a comma - I have tried all - to no avail


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