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Old 09-13-2003, 12:58 PM   #1
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Mounting from a large hd


I have a quick question...I want to mount a few partitions from a large hd of about 120 gb, but when I use fdisk -l there is only one device shown for that particular drive. That is, I only can see the first partition on the drive (oddly enough it looks like the whole drive according to fdisk). Being a bit rusty I made a new partion under /mnt/ and tried to simply mount one of the other fat32 partitions that I know reside on that drive by changing the device number. That is, I tried mount /dev/hdf3 -t vfat /mnt/windows as opposed to using /dev/hdf1 /mnt/windows, which I know works, but only gets me into the first partition on the drive.

Well, heres what fdisk -l gives me:

Disk /dev/hdh: 20.5 GB, 20547841536 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2498 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdh1 * 1 2498 20065153+ 42 SFS

Disk /dev/hde: 20.5 GB, 20547841536 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2498 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 892 7164958+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hde2 893 905 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hde3 906 2303 11229435 83 Linux
/dev/hde4 2304 2498 1566337+ f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hde5 2304 2498 1566306 82 Linux swap

Disk /dev/hdf: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdf1 * 1 14946 120053713+ 42 SFS

The device in question is the last one. I have several partitions on this disk. I believe that the second partition, however, is ntfs. Could this somehow be disrupting the output that fdisk -l is giving me? It looks like hdf1 is being recognized as being the whole disk, which seems weird to me since I do have a few fat32 as well as ntfs partions on the disk. Do I need to move files around so that the fat32 partitions are lined up in order for them all to appear? I have two other fat32 partitions that I would like to be able to access anyway... If youve dealt with this, then please let me know.

Well...
I suppose I could go through the hassle of trying to move everything around so that I can create one fat32 at the beginning of the drive with ntfs beyond that. Maybe that's the only way.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:18 PM   #2
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdf1 * 1 14946 120053713+ 42 SFS

Are you using a dynamic disk on this drive? I don't have any actual experience with it. I'm guessing since the filesystem type is SFS.

This might be what you need.
http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/ldm/
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:28 PM   #3
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Hmmm:

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/sfs/

Secure Filesystem

OR

http://www-users.rwth-aachen.de/Pete...p/sources/sfs/

Steganographic FileSystem (less likely)

You may be somewhat out of luck as it looks like decrypticting the first link requires some windoze tools? If you still have windoze on your box, maybe using something like Ranish Partition Manager, or dare I mention, Partition Magic, to convert them to normal/unencrypted data?

Just some ideas and thoughts

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Old 09-13-2003, 01:40 PM   #4
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Hey MichaelK and MasterC,

Thanks for the input. My guess is that the ntfs on the drive is causing some problems. I will look into what you sent me. Thanks for going to the trouble to google for me as I hadnt even thought of looking up sfs.

I may have to use some sort of partition program anyway since I am thinking about putting Debian on my system to as well as to try my hand at Apache.

Let you know if I come up with a solution.

...I do recall that when I made the partitions under 2000 that the drive was labeled dynamic. I never really knew what that meant.... Still dont but wanna get some sleep... its late night/early morn over here. Check it later.

Thanks again!
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:45 PM   #5
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Another option, if you aren't going to be using the entire drive in windoze, don't partition the entire drive with windoze filesystems. If, like you say, you are going to be putting distros on some of that space, chop up the space accordingly, then in Linux fdisk, chop up the LINUX space, and format using a linux filsystem

HTH

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Old 10-04-2003, 02:14 PM   #6
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I havent tried this yet but I think this has to be the solution

http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.4/2...tation/ldm.txt

Sweeeeeet
 
  


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