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Old 03-20-2004, 01:56 PM   #1
harnadem
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help mounting 2nd partition on WinXP drive


I have a dual-boot system with two HD's. The first hard disk (hda) has WinXP with a "c-drive" partition (hda1) and a "d-drive" partition (hda2). The second hard drive has RH9 running.

This is my second install of RH9. I used to be able to mount both hda1 and hda2 partitions from Linux. However, when I re-installed RH9 I can only mount hda1 partition.

When I try to mount hda2 partition I receive the following message:

[root@localhost dosd]# mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/dosd
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
or too many mounted file systems
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)

I have no idea why I could mount the hda2 partition previously, but now cannot. The second install was a clean install after having tried some other linux distribution.

Any ideas of what I can do to access my files on the hda2 partition? I know that I can always boot into WinXP and copy the necessary files to the hda1 partition, but I am running out of room, and would prefer to access the hda2 partition.

Is there a way to make RH9 "see" the hda2 partition? Or do I have to do another clean install?
 
Old 03-20-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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If you're not sure that your FAT partition (D) is /dev/hda2 , use #fdisk -l /dev/hda (as root), the -l flag list the partition table on hda.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thank you for the help! From the listing I discovered that my second WinXP partition is hda5 and not hda2 as I had assumed! Now I can access my files with ease.
 
  


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