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Old 11-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Failed to mount "524M Volume"


I installed Fedora 14 from a Live CD and while manually partitioning the HD I got this message as the formatting started:

Failed to mount "524M Volume"
The enclosing drive for the volume is locked.

Fedora was install and everything seems to be working so far. I Couldn't find any info about this error online. Any explanation what might have went wrong?

Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 11-21-2010, 01:54 AM   #2
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There is not enough information to go on. All that message is saying is that the system was unable to mount a 524 MB volume, nothing more.

A first step would be to figure out what partition on your system is 524 MB. It sounds like it could be a swap partition that the system is trying to mount as a filesystem, but that is just a guess based on the partition size. Looking in the system/kernel logs for errors may turn up something useful as well.
 
Old 11-21-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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I don't have a 524 MB partition. How could I investigate this further?
 
Old 11-22-2010, 06:09 AM   #4
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Please post the output from
Quote:
fdisk -l
 
Old 11-23-2010, 01:59 PM   #5
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 28674047 1433600 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 28674048 49154047 10240000 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 49154048 57346047 4096000 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 57346048 234440703 88547328 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 57350144 6146143 2048000 82 Linux Swap / Solaris



I formatted the output but it seems that posting ignores the formatting!

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Old 11-24-2010, 01:48 AM   #6
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Use the "Quote" Button (little yellow thing on the far right) or put in [QUOTE] tags manually (end of [QUOTE] comes with / prepended to QUOTE, can't do it here properly or I'd close my own example ).

Could it be that you had an USB-stick inserted during your aborted attempt at formatting?
 
  


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