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Old 07-07-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy mounting problems "hdb : driver not present"

I used to mount my other hard disk (hdb) by editing /etc/fstab.

It used to work for me with my previous installations of redhat 9.

Now I'm having a problem mounting my other hard drive. Upon booting, the error message is "hdb: driver not present" ....

I need help on this... so please...if anyone can.. You're assistance is highly appreciated

by the way.. I used to insert these lines to /etc/fstab

/dev/hdb1 /mnt/disk2 vfat auto,owner 0 0

.. please help
Old 07-08-2004, 01:13 AM   #2
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It is possible that your kernel does not have support for vfat. To see if this is the case, invoke:
cat /proc/filesystems

If vfat is not listed, then you will need to recompile your kernel to mount your vfat filesystem.
Old 07-08-2004, 05:28 AM   #3
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Mounthing HDB


mounting an external hard drive is simple fisrt check is it hdb1 or hdb2 or wat so ever

for check this u can check it n Hardware Browser

or by using command

[root @localhost root] df
(i think it shows the harddrive)

OK im assuming that my harddrive is hdb2

now you dont have to edit /etc/fstab because it sometime gets critical to edit the fstab simple command is

[root@localhost root] mount /dev/hdb1 /home/data

where "/home/data" is the destination folder where it wouold mount the file of other harddisk

do tell me if it works



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