mount second hard drive
Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:12 PM
All of the tutorials I find tell me to format the drive.
The hard drive is from a previous Linux installation. I just want it for storage purposes because I have tons of media files on it. Therefore, I do not want to re-format it.
It is IDE and I plugged it in as a slave to my optical drive.
Where do I go from here?
Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:30 PM
In both my root and my regular user, I get:
bash: fdisk: command not found
Does that mean I have to install fdisk?
I typed in just
and got this:
Disk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40016019456 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/sda2 132 4864 38017822+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda3 14 131 947835 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda5 132 1661 12289693+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 1662 2171 4096543+ e W95 FAT16 (LBA) /dev/sda7 2172 4864 21631491 8e Linux LVM Partition table entries are not in disk order Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 14 9729 78043770 8e Linux LVM Disk /dev/sdg: 8053 MB, 8053063680 bytes 183 heads, 32 sectors/track, 2685 cylinders Units = cylinders of 5856 * 512 = 2998272 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdg1 * 1 2686 7864304 b W95 FAT32
The hard drive that I added is the /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes one.
Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:36 PM
I get this:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
which suggests that it did not succeed.
Now, after this:
# ls -al /mnt/backup
I get this:
total 16 drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 2007-11-30 09:49 . drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-11-30 09:49 ..
How do I determine the file system?
It should be ext2 but I tried the mount command like this:
mount -t ext2 /dev/sdb /mnt/backup
and got an error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb2, missing codepage or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
With the dmesg | tail command, it yields:
SELinux: initialized (dev sdg1, type vfat), uses genfs_contexts VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2. hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb. VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb. VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2. VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb. VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb2. VFS: Can't find an ext2 filesystem on dev sdb. hfs: unable to find HFS+ superblock
how do i see what filesystem i have
The mount command alone yields:
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw) devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620) /dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw) tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw) none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw) sunrpc on /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs type rpc_pipefs (rw)
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:27 PM
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux /dev/sdb2 14 9729 78043770 8e Linux LVM
LVM .. you have a LVM partiton on the first disk as well, are you sure that it isn't already in use within the LVM?
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