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Old 11-04-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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Angry New HDD won't mount

I am pretty much a complete linux newbie, so please excuse any really stupid things I may say...

I am currently trying to mount my 120GB IBM/Hitachi HDD which I recently purchased to replace my full 80GB one. I have had no luck in trying to get it to mount. To the best of my knowledge this should be working... It did with my old disk. It is a fat32 partition, and only has one partition on it.

Logged in as root I write:

mount /dev/hdb1/ /mnt/files/

This outputs the following:

mount: special device /dev/hdb1/ does not exist
(a path prefix is not a directory)

The same happens when I try it with -t vfat included. I know it is not the wrong number, as I have checked with hdb0(which I am pretty sure does not and should not exist) and hdb2 (which is exactly the same output as hdb1). I am running RedHat9.0.

If you need any other information leave a message, and preferably instructions of how to find out (like I said I am really very new to linux).



Old 11-04-2003, 04:43 PM   #2
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Just too many slashes I think - try:
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/files
Old 11-04-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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special device /dev/hdb1/ does not exist
pretty much says it all... you're actually typing it wrong... "/dev/hdb1" IF that does actually exist.... to check try "fdisk -l /dev/hdb"
Old 11-04-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
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It works... Now I feel really stupid.


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