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RE: [SLE] SUSE 9.0 Pro - Mounting original file systems in rescue system
  • From: Frits Wuthrich <frits@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 23:02:07 +0200
  • Message-id: <CMEMJECKEANMEIPOJNNPGEEHCEAA.frits@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Don't know how much different 9.0 is from 9.1 (I don't have 9.0), in the
manual of 9.1 for the rescue system it says, to mount to /mnt. You don't
create that, that is standard created in the RAMDISK. So the only command
would need to be:
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt
I have to use this right now to correct an error I made, and I had to search
for the correct drive number. Also I type in the command while I already was
at /mnt , I had to go to someplace else and return to /mnt to see the
I didn't get any error messages, with the exception when I was trying to
mount a NTFS partition. mount told me it couldn't mount an NTFS partition.

I hope this helps.

Frits Wuthrich

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Doe [mailto:fred.doe@xxxxxxx]
Sent: maandag 10 mei 2004 20:14
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [SLE] SUSE 9.0 Pro - Mounting original filesystems in rescue

There's nothing wrong with the system. Just testing rescue system drill
(floppy) in suse 9.0 professional.

Standard PC, single IDE drive ... GRUB install. Default

fstab entry for "/" is /dev/hda3, type is reiserfs

Disks are created, rescue system is booted. I'm at the root rescue
console. I only, as I understand it (or is that don't understand it?)
need to mount the original filesystems to a mount point as in something
"mount /dev/hda3 /someplace"

I'm obviously missing something.

My "best guess" command of "mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda3 /mnt" returns
"no device found"

The generic command "mount /dev/hda3 /mnt" shows an attempt to mount an
ext2 and minix type ... which fails, as I would expect. It recognizes my
IDE controller, but doesn't find what it wants. ("VFS: Can't find ext2
filesystem on ide0(3,3)") At least it confirms the controller.

Do I need to edit files in the recovery system first? More arguments to
mount command?

I did create the /mnt directory, as it doesn't exist by default. I also
tried mounting to other directories.


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