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Old 11-27-2002, 02:12 PM   #1
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Question problems: mount SCSI hard drive

I've just started using cd-bootable Knoppix 3.1.

Looks good, but I have problems accessing NTFS partitions on SCSI hard drives (3). Which, to my understanding, should not be a problem. Viewing the devices, blocks and partitions options under utilities, I can see that /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc are available but not mounted. Here are a couple things I tried:
($ command; >> result)

$mount -a
>> mount: none already mounted or /dev/pts busy

$mount /dev/sda
>>mount point /mnt/auto/sda does not exist

$cat /etc/fstab
>> none /proc
none /dev/pts
/dev/fd0 /mnt/auto/floppy
/dev/cdrom /mnt/auto/cdrom
/dev/sda /mnt/auto/sda
/dev/sdb /mnt/auto/sdb
/dev/sdc /mnt/auto/sdc

Any help/clarification/explanation/insight is appreciated!
Old 11-27-2002, 05:53 PM   #2
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well first, you need to make a directory in the /mnt directory

Call it scsi

so, now you have /mnt/scsi

after you get that, then mount it

mount /dev/sda /mnt/scsi

that should work.

I'm assuming you have installed support for SCSI hardrives. It should've picked it up at installaion, if you had that SCSI drive when you initially installed...otherwise you will have to recompile your kernel and enable the correct SCSI driver from the kernel. Then it will case it doesn't work when you tried the above command.

good luck.
Old 12-03-2002, 10:05 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll give it a shot. Knoppix appears to have detected the SCSI hardrives at boot. I'll keep you posted.


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