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Old 05-04-2004, 02:19 PM   #1
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SUSE 9 rescue system mount command

Just testing rescue system drill (floppy) according to admin manual (SUSE 9.0 Pro). Standard PC IDE drive ... GRUB install. Default partitioning.

fstab entry for "/" is /dev/hda3 type is reiserfs

Disks are created, rescue system is booted. I'm at the root rescue console. All I have to do (according to the manual) is "simply" mount the original filesystems to a mount point as in "mount /dev/hda3 /mnt"

It doesn't work. What am I missing here? A general web seach has turned up several identical documents, sometimes specifiying fs type (mount -t xxxxx /dev/xxxx /mnt) .... which I've tried but doesn't work either ... in fact it appears not to make sense out of "-t reiserfs" .... I get "invalid argument"

I did create the /mnt directory, as it doesn't exist by default. I also tried mounting to other directories.

If I use -t ext2 or other type, or another device ... hda2 or something, it at least tells me "no such device" so it appears to understand the command syntax. In fact, the generic command "mount /dev/hda3 /mnt" shows an attempt to mount an ext2 and minix type ... which fails. It recognizes my IDE controller, but doesn't find what it wants.

There's nothing wrong with the system. I'm just attempting to test the procedure.

Missing syntax? Something funky about reiserfs type? (the example in the book uses ext2)
Old 05-04-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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Isn't / already mounted on another place?
Did you try to create a new subdir under /mnt or /media and try mount on it?
Old 05-05-2004, 09:48 AM   #3
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I'm booted into the rescue system (boot floppy/ramdisk), which has it's own root ("/"). I need to mount my "original" (hard drive installed) root partition .... such that my original root is now at the mount point .... /mnt ... or other.

The only documentation I can find uses a simple mount command "Mount ... device .... mount point .... (like "mount /dev/hda3 /mnt" .... my original (hard drive) root being /dev/hda3) ..... which is where I'm stuck.



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