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Old 01-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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Question What are the COMMAND LINES for MOUNT POINTS on GENTOO 2007?

I've recently built a computer(desk top):
Asus P4S8000-X motherboard
Intel pentium 4 h/t CPU
500GB western digital SATA HD
2GB ddr2 RAM
amongst other things.
Anyhow after I built the computer I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10.
It would get half way through the install then freeze up. I began to think it was the disk, but then it began freezing up at different points. I then tried win xp- no good either. I then found aqn old
Gentoo disc. So I gave it a shot- Bingo! it took, but I dont Know the linux command lines to mount the HD partitions!!! could someone help on this issue? I've tried the other solutions in the other threads to no avail. And would someone recomend a good book or class to take to help speed up the linux learning process
Old 01-08-2011, 08:20 AM   #2
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Hi, to mount partitions, the command is "mount".If your drive is /dev/sda (and has a partition number 1) you create a mountpoint (here /mnt/gentoo) and the whole command would be : "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo". ("man mount" to see the manual of the mount command).

You say your machine would randomly freeze with Ubuntu and WinXP? You should seriously check your hardware (begin with memtest86+ and move up from there).
And would someone recomend a good book or class to take to help speed up the linux learning process
What kicked me off was following the Gentoo install guide (Which you should follow from the beginning if you want to use Gentoo). There I understood some basic concepts.
A really great book is 'Unix Power Tools' from O'Reilly Media. That taught me so much about the shell. But the best way is to try to do something, and having to figure out how.


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