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Old 02-13-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Mounting harddisk drive in SUSE - LBA, wtf??

I perhaps messed up during install so I didnt find my harddisks in no file manager. I googled out the "mount"command, then fdisk -l command. Thats what came after fdisk -l:
/dev/sda1 * 1 4079 32764536 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 4080 9729 45383625 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 4080 8709 37190443+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 9664 9728 522081 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 8710 9362 5245191 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 9363 9663 2417751 83 Linux

The sda5 partition mounted fine but I dunno how to mount the sda2 sad.gif . This is my fstab:
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST98823A_5PK18A8G-part7 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST98823A_5PK18A8G-part8 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST98823A_5PK18A8G-part6 swap swap defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

Do I understand correctly that after boot I will have to mount it again /as there is not a trace of ntfs drive in my fstab/ ?
Another issue is that the mounted drive is by default accesible only to root. If I try to change that in konqueror-superuser, it changes only the directory, not the subsequent directories and files. If I check "apply to subfolders and files" and click o.k., then it starts some megaoperation, which stops in the middle on some obscure error. Any idea?
Old 02-13-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Question mounting harddisk drive in suse

What where you are trying to do ?
To install suse in a dual boat which windows because ntfs means normally
New Technolegy File System normally used by Microsoft Windows Xp Vista
If the install was correct all the sda are mounted

Normally Windows is first part of the hard disk and linux in the extended

But not sure what solaris mean or do you also installed solaris or are you trying to replace solaris with open suse in that case you should have
installed suse in the partition of solaris

It looks like the order off the partition is not correct

all the best

ron lau
Old 02-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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You do not mount sda2. You can't mount sda2. It's an extended partition which means it's a container to hold logical partitions (to get around the 4 primary partition limit). Ignore sda2.

In future, just remember that for each hard drive you are allowed 4 primary partitions ONLY. If you want more that 4 partitions, one of the 4 primary partition must be an extended partition. Then you can create logical partitions inside the extended partition.

And, don't worry about the swap/Soaaris thing. Do some research. Solaris and Linux swap are basically the same filesystem type. So, if you ever contemplate installing a Solaris distro, be careful that it doesn't try to install into your swap partition.
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okay if sda2 I cannot mount

then where is my files? I have dual boot winxp and suse. All I wanted to do is NTFS storage to mount aujtomatically at boot with access to any user (sorry any security freaks). I managed to temporarily mount one logical volume of my the ntfs partitions, sadly accesible only to root. I need the other where my files are stored, the mounted one was mainly winxp system And I dunno what Solaris, not planning any installation


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