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Old 09-05-2001, 09:10 PM   #1
mykbourassa
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Unmountable partition


I recently installed Mandrake 8. My system was dual booting Win95/Mandrake 5.2. After the apparently successful install, I could not boot in Win95. Furthermore, /dev/hda1 had been made "hidden". Using fdisk I changed the fs ID to what it should be. This did not solve the problem.

I have decided to try and get the files I want off /dev/hda1 and just reinstall Win95. Unfortunately, I can't mount /dev/hda1! Fdisk gives me:

/dev/hda1 * 1 260 2088418+ 1b Hidden Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 261 395 1084387+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda3 396 788 3156772+ 85 Linux extended
/dev/hda5 396 408 104391 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda6 409 788 3052318+ Linux

but any attempt to mount /dev/hda1 gives me:

mount: "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda or too many mounted file systems"

Any ideas on what is wrong and how I fix it so I can mount the partition? Thanks.

Mike
 
Old 09-07-2001, 05:25 AM   #2
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I had this error when I forgot to mention the fs-type when mounting filesystems other than ext2.

try # mount -t VFAT /dev/hda1 /mnt

HTH steave.
 
Old 09-07-2001, 05:36 AM   #3
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I would *THINK* that you should probably be able to get away with simply changing the type of partition it is. Go into fdisk and then just change the type of partition from hidden fat32 to a standard fat32. press L in fdisk to get a list of types. presumably just change it from 1b to b.

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