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Old 10-29-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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Slave Drive Mount Error

I put a slave drive in my system running mandrake 9.1.I right click the icon for the drive on the desktop and click mount and get the following error. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1, or too many mounted file systems. Bad superblock made me wonder but I know the drive to be good.Icon for drive also has a padlock on it I assume drive is for root.What does the error mean and how do I go about fixing it.Also what do I need to do to make this drive so that I can write to it.I want to basically use the drive to save my downloads to plus save songs on.Thank You
Old 10-29-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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if i am not wrong in MDK there is called automount.
It will start automatically when booting s there is not for you to mount again. just try click and see whether you can get in or not ?
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"What does the error mean and how do I go about fixing it."

This error usually means that the mount command was given the wrong file system type. Use the command line to test out the mount command:

mount -t xxxx /dev/hdb1 /

man mount
to find out what file system type to substitute for xxxx.

Once you get the file system type figured out then you can set the default file system type for that mountable device in /etc/fstab.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites


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