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Old 07-26-2004, 07:59 PM   #1
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mounting problems in Libranet 2.8.1


Hello I just upgraded from Libranet 2.7 to 2.8.1 and I can't seem to mount my extra drive.. I was able to mount it before in 2.7 but now I can't.

I did ... mount -t vfat /dev/hdb3 /mnt/extra

and it said that the drive is not vfat... How come? I know that my drive is FAT32..

I also tried adding it to fstab with vfat and then auto type but it doesn't seem to be mounted at all..


Anyone know what I can do to mount my drive? thanks
 
Old 07-27-2004, 01:46 AM   #2
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You can use fdisk to show what partitions exist and how they are formatted.

Here is a sample session from my system:
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root@pikachu:~# fdisk /dev/hdb

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdb: 6448 MB, 6448619520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 784 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 784 6297448+ b Win95 FAT32

Command (m for help): q

root@pikachu:~#
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Based on the above output and your example, you would mount the partition using the command:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/extra
 
Old 07-27-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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hey thanks! It turned out that I didn't have an hdb3 after all, the drive I wanted to mount was hdb6

hehe stupid me
 
  


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