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Old 07-23-2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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Question Can't mount 2nd NTFS Partition.


I want to implement a second Harddisk into my Slackware 10.2 System. This Harddisk was used in a XP System before.

Before I convert the filesystem into ext2, I want to backup some files.

Ok, the Harddisk has 2 ntfs partitions. The important files are on the second one.

The Harddisk ist connected as the primary device at the 2nd controller.

The command: mount -t ntfs /dev/hdc1 /mnt is working fine.
But when I want to mount the second one with mount -t ntfs /dev/hdc2 /mnt (or to any other directory) I get the following message:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc2,
missing codepage or other error
(aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
instead of some logical partition inside?)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

Output of dmsg | tail:
attempt to access beyond end of device
16:02: rw=0, want=3145732, limit=1
NTFS: Could not read $Mft record 0

Can anyone explain me this Output?

With regards,
Old 07-23-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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Try hdc5 instead of hdc2. If it doesn't work, post us the output of `fdisk -l /dev/hdc`.
Old 07-24-2006, 03:47 AM   #3
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Your're right. It work's with hdc5!

Here's your requested output of fdisk -l:
Disk /dev/hdc: 20.4 GB, 20416757760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2482 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 637 5116671 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hdc2 638 2481 14811930 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdc5 638 2481 14811898+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

What ist hdc2? Partition informations from older uses? Further, why is the second (here third) partition named as hdc5 and not hdc3?

Thank's a lot so far!
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it is named hdc5 because it's an extended partiton and start counting from 5. untill 5 there are primary partitions.


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