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Old 10-14-2004, 09:46 PM   #1
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"Unable to mount the selected volume"

Im using Fedora Core 2 and under "Computer" I have 'storage' and 'win' created (WINXP NTFS partitions) When I click on either of these to view I get the following error

Unable to mount the selected volume. The volume is probably in a format that cannot be mounted.
-mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
or too many mounted file systems

This is what I have at the bottom of my etc/stab file.

/dev/hda1 /mnt/win ntfs auto,owner,exec,unmask=000 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/storage ntfs auto,owner,exec,unmask=000 0 0

Under System Tools > Disk Management I have
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win ntfs
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/storage ntfs

Just double checked hardware browser and my Windows is under hda1 and Storage drive (no OS, just extra partitioned space) is hdb1

What am I missing?
Old 10-14-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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FC2 does not support NTFS.
Follow the link below to find out how you can have NTFS support with FC2
Old 10-14-2004, 11:15 PM   #3
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Perhaps if you printed out the output of cat /etc/mtab and cat /proc/mounts.

Also, since the NTFS partitions are local to the computer, and not removable drives, you can mount them when you boot.
Here is the /etc/fstab for my laptop, which can boot either XP, SuSE AMD64 or Mandrake 10B1 AMD64.

/dev/hda1 /windowsxp ntfs defaults,ro,noexec,nodev 1 0

The owner option you have on your line means that a user can unmount the device only if they are the owner of the special device file. Also, I don't know what the 'unmask' option does. A umask option is the mask for permissions that are not present when creating a file. The 'fmask' and 'dmask' options may by more useful with NTFS partitions. They stand for the 'filemask' and 'directory mask. The second to the last number could be a '1' which will cause the partition to be mounted when you boot up.
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To find out if your kernel supports the ntfs file system, type:
cat /proc/filesystems

All of the supported filesystems ares listed. If you don't have support for the NTFS filesystem, then you will have to install the kernel-source package and add support for the NTFS and recompile the kernel.
Old 10-17-2004, 12:50 PM   #5
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I gotta question on this too. I just installed SuSE 9 on my machine. I have removable HDD racks and atm, i have an 80GB drive that contains my linux OS ans a 120GB as my storage drive. The storage drive has an NTFS file system and when i installed SuSE, it showed my the secondary drive and left it alone. After installation, I can't find my secondary drive anywhere. How do i detect it and set it up to load at boot???


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