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Old 10-28-2003, 08:23 PM   #1
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External Hard Drive Not Mounted during Install


For some reason my external USB hard drive did not automatically mount during installation of Mandrake 9.2. It did mount fine in 9.1. How do I correct this problem? Below is my fstab file. I edited the line in brackets so that I can at least access files but I can't write to it. The line below with an asterisk indicates what the line was originally. If more info is needed, please let me know. Thanks guys.

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda8 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount
dev=/dev/hdc,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount
dev=/dev/scd0,fs=udf:iso9660,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount
dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,codepage=850,sync,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0
0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs ro,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
[/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd vfat ro,noauto,user 0 0]*
/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_d vfat codepage=850,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda7 swap swap defaults 0 0


*/dev/sda1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat codepage=850,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
 
Old 10-29-2003, 12:36 AM   #2
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eliminate the ro (=read only) option in the mount command.
Are you sure not to include the codepage info like in other mount commands?
-- Beat

Last edited by stonux; 10-29-2003 at 12:40 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:28 AM   #3
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Well, I am able to access and and write to the hard drive. However, during reboot, I get a failed message for mounting the /dev/sda1 device "device not available". I can then go back into the Quikdisk? or Mandrake Control Center and remount the drive and then be able to access it. How do I correct this problem so that the drive is mounted during the boot process. Thanks.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:56 AM   #4
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I don't have an usb drive, but you mention it worked ok in 9.1. I suggest the initrd for 9.1 enabled usb whereas your 9.2 initrd does not but relies on the kernel to enable usb.
If I am correct, grab those files you need and re-do the mkinitrd command. There should be a doc somewhere to help you on this.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:58 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks for the reply. Can I find s omething like that on Google? What do you suggest?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 12:02 PM   #6
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from a terminal try
man mkinitrd

on the net google is my friend

http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/...te_initrd.html
 
  


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