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Old 12-20-2003, 07:20 PM   #1
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Mounting / fstab problem

Hello all! I am having a problem mounting my second harddrive upon boot. I receive the following error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1, or too many mounted file systems.
My /etc/fstab file is as follows:

LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
##LABEL=/data             /data                   ext3    defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda3               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1             /mnt/cdrom1             udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hda5 		/mnt/media		ext3 	defaults	0 0
/dev/hdb1		/mnt/media_2		ext3	defaults	0 0
As root, fdisk -l yeilds:
Disk /dev/hda: 61.4 GB, 61475807232 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7474 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1        13    104391   83  Linux
/dev/hda2            14      1097   8707230   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          1098      1178    650632+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda4          1179      7474  50572620    f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5          1179      7474  50572588+  83  Linux
Disk /dev/hdb: 30.0 GB, 30020272128 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3877 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1      3877  29310088+  83  Linux
I am trying to make both hardrives accessible in my local network (I will be using NFS), but in the meantime I have commented out the lines in /etc/exports.
Upon booting, the /dev/hda5 (/mnt/media) is fine, shows up with no problem. /dev/hdb1 does not show up at all. However, when I open a terminal and log in as root then I can mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/media_2 with no problems. Why won't it mount at boot?!
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

BTW, I am running Fedora Core 1

Last edited by pibby; 12-20-2003 at 07:30 PM.
Old 12-20-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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try replaceing the fstab entry where it says defualts to auto,user,mask=0
thats all i can think.

also. maybe make sure the access rights are okay.
Old 12-20-2003, 09:15 PM   #3
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Did you remember to format /dev/hdb1?
Old 12-20-2003, 09:22 PM   #4
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fdisk says it is of a linux format, so linux should be able to mount it whatever it has on it.

ohh with gives me an idea, are you sure its ext3, try ext2.
Old 12-20-2003, 09:47 PM   #5
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I have not yet tried it as ext2, but this is the guide I followed:
I made it a primary partion... the manual didn't specify primary/extended, so I took a guess.
I specified the type during fdisk as well as running mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdb1
I will try it as ext2, but I don't think that will fix it.

Also, thanks for the quick replies :-D
Old 12-31-2003, 04:51 AM   #6
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Did you ever get this to work?

Hi Piddy,

I was just reading your original message and was wondering if you ever figured out what the problem was?

I have a very similar error message when I boot.

Old 12-31-2003, 11:09 PM   #7
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Fdisk will show Linux even if it is not formatted. I usually cheat and mount the drive manually like this:

mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/whereever

Then I go look in mtab and see what it mounted it as or type in just mount and see what it reports the file system as. Then add that to fstab.

I cheat a lot. It works.




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