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Old 07-17-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
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Angry mounting drive

I know there is probably a simple solution, but I cant find it, so help me if you can.

I am running redhat8.0 (on /dev/hda ~80GB)
I have a firewire hdd. When I plug it in, and run fdisk -l it tells me that there is a /dev/sda --> sweet.
I then use fdisk to create a partition for my firewire drive whole drive - new partition, extended (or primary), max size and then I write these commands to the disk -->
rerun fdisk -l and yep, there is /dev/sda1 partition ~80GB in size.

Now, when I try to mount it - i am getting wrong fs type

mount command
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/FIRE

i know FIRE exists.

two questions:
what is the type of fs I am trying to mount (i know fat32 is vfat - what is linux (82)) for the -t switch to work?

should i create this as an extended or primary partition - i just want it for file storage.

Old 07-17-2003, 07:00 PM   #2
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1. First of all, 82 is the label for swap; 83 is the label for a regular filesystem.
2. Most likely it is ext2, which means your command should be mount -t ext2 /dev/sda1 /mnt/FIRE
However, you could be sure by making the filesystem, which I can't remember, but you might have to do anyway (it's been a little while) do this with mkfs -t ext2 -c /dev/sda1 (or ext3 if you want ext3 filesystem, -c checks for bad blocks)
3. It depends. You can only have four primary partitions on one drive. Since this seems to be the only partition you will have on this drive, primary will be fine.
Old 07-17-2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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that was it, i needed to do mkfs

thankyou, god bless and
may all your linux experiences by wholesome



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