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Old 05-04-2004, 02:16 AM   #1
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wont mount my hdb1 hard drive

Ok, this is complicated and even more complicated to explain
I have to hard drives
known as C and D in windows
I did a full install of mepis on my HD
I think I did the install on the C drive
but I have tons and tons of music and video files on my D drive so I'm hoping it didn't wipe out both drives, but I guess we'll see huh?
The question is, how do I access both of these drives?
I THINK I got them all mount partitioned by using the mount partitions that mepis has.
But when I go to file:\dev\ and try to access hda and hdb (which is what some people said they were) and view the files that are in there, it wont let me.
What I'd LIKE to be able to do is place a shortcut on the desktop to my D drive with all of my files in it.
I dont understand how to access the files within the drives, all linux will let me do is access the very very few files
according to mount partitions program
/dev/hda1 is ntfs which is mounted (which is my C drive)
/dev/hda5 is ext3 which is mounted (which has linux stuff on it
/dev/hda7 is ext3 which is mounted (which also has linux on it)
/dev/hdb1 is "auto" and it WONT mount
"mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock
what does that mean?
HELP please!
Old 05-04-2004, 02:58 AM   #2
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paste the output of fdisk -l and your /etc/fstab here.
if you don't know how to cut and paste it, ask.
Old 05-04-2004, 03:13 AM   #3
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you also don't access the files by going to the /dev directory.

try looking for your files under /mnt.

the device is under /dev but it's probably mounted to the /mnt directory. that is the default place for hard drives.

Old 05-04-2004, 04:34 PM   #4
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running mount with no options will show all mounted drives, mountpoints and options.


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