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Old 09-15-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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Can't mount hda1 and can't get xfree86 setup

When installing slackware 10, it prompted me if I would like slack to recognized my Windows partition on my master hd. Slackware is located on hdb. I choose yes but I haven't been able to get it to mount. I am under root and keep getting this error:
mount: mount point /dev/hda1 is not a directory
Can someone tell me what I need to do to fix this problem.
Also shouldn't xfree86 come installed when I did a full install? I have tried typing every command and I can't get the setup to start.
XFree86 -configure

Thanks for your time. Need something to do before Hurricane Ivan hits me. BTW are penguins good swimmers
Old 09-15-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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if you had looked at the directories on the CD...........Slack10
installs xorg now.......not xfree........
Old 09-15-2004, 07:36 PM   #3
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Originally posted by 320mb
if you had looked at the directories on the CD...........Slack10
installs xorg now.......not xfree........
Thats what I get installing 10 using a 9.2 guide
Any reason why I can't mount my hda?
Old 09-15-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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mount: mount point /dev/hda1 is not a directory
sounds like you've got a line in /etc/fstab wrong. The second column needs a proper mountpoint (eg: /mnt - a directory that exists).

And..I don't think there was a slack 9.2
Old 09-15-2004, 08:51 PM   #5
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Try "startx" at the command prompt to see if your xserver will start in default.
To config the xorg.conf file type "xorgconfig"

As for your hda mounting problem;
During the install it was most likely setting the lilo script to set up for windows booting.... That is unless you where asked and gave an answer for the mount point you wanted Slack to mount the Windors part to.. Examples; /windows, /mnt/windows....

A step or two for help..
open a term window...
ls /
Is there a point you remember telling Slack??
ls /mnt
is there something other than floppy, cdrom, or hd? Note these 3 SHOULD be there.. IF there is another one type "ls /mnt/"the other name" " .
If you have not pointed slack to a mount point here is a tip..
in a term or console as root...
mkdir /mnt/windows
jed /etc/fstab OR whichever editor you like
add a line to the fstab like...
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows auto user,defaults 0 0

that will get it mounted... Now you may or may not run into permission issues when you access this other than root.. This is not a bad thing as it can prevent writes to the drive.. Note if it is a ntfs formated windows part you may not be able to write to it any way....

If you want to share data between linux and windows the beast way is a fat32 formated swap partition that you access from each one depending on the OS booted. That way you are less likly to kill either your windows or linux with writes to and from the others drives...

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