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Re: [SLE] Almost in a panic here...
  • From: praxis <praxis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 10:35:34 -0700
  • Message-id: <44BA78E6.3050803@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hash: RIPEMD160

yep, John, good...
we need to see what the contents of /dev/hda3 are, though. do a mount
test on /dev/hda3, and tell us what happens. Also note Carl Hartung's
last post, in which he proposed two models for your reconstructed fstab

- -- Forrest

yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Quoting praxis <praxis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> <snip>
>> Forrest replied:
>> Okay, John, good. now according to the fstab you posted earlier :
>>> I do see this also, a 'data1', but it's also empty, no /user or
>>> anything. This is also what's in my fstab:
>>> /dev/hda2 / reiserfs defaults
>>> 1 1
>>> /dev/hda1 swap swap pri=42
>>> 0 0
>>> /dev/hda3 /data1 auto noauto,user
>>> 0 0
>>> /dev/hda4 /data1 auto noauto,user
>>> 0 0
>>> /dev/hdb1 /data1 auto noauto,user
>>> 0 0
>>> devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5
>>> 0 0
>>> proc /proc proc defaults
>>> 0 0
>>> usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto
>>> 0 0
>> It looks like your main "/" partition is /dev/hda2, and your system is
>> using /dev/hda1 as swap. There are two other Linux formatted partitions
>> on this disk: /dev/hda3, and /dev/hda4. Also interesting from the fdisk
>> info you posted is that /dev/hda3, the third partition on your main
>> ATA/IDE hard drive, is marked "bootable" -- that might have been the
>> "boot" partition you were speaking of earlier. I would hazard a guess --
>> its only a guess --that your "home" is actually on /dev/hda4, based on
>> the size...but it could be either one.
>> Now the other disk, /dev/hdb, has only one partition, which you called
>> 'movies'? You can't see it? Then it is unmounted. (Verify this by typing
>> yourhostname:/# df -h
>> [[..that will show you the disk partitions that are mounted right now,
>> in "-h" = "human-readable" format {with G notation for Gigabytes,
>> etc.}. IF you type just "df" it will show the results in block size
>> only...]]
>> Okay, after typing that, you should verify that you do not see any of
>> the directories in question, /dev/hda3, /dev/hda4/ or /dev/hdb1 in the
>> "df -h" output.
> You got it perfectly correct. All it showed was /dev/hda2 and tmpfs.
>> Next step:
>> Experimental mounting of these directories under /mnt.
>> Now, John, you are going to have to test something here. Based only on
>> the information that you've supplied, I don't know what file system
>> these partitions were formatted with. You are going to have to test this
>> - -- the likely candidates are "reiserfs" and "ext3"...try both: [[..I'm
>> doing this example below for /dev/hda4, because its' the biggest
>> partition of the three. Similar procedure for the others..]]
>> yourhostname:/# mkdir /mnt/hda3; mkdir /mnt/hda4; mkdir /mnt/hdb1
>> yourhostname:/# mount -t reiserfs -o ro /dev/hda4 /mnt/hda4
> <snip>
>> One of these mount commands will successfully mount the directory, as
>> long as the data is undamaged. Try them now and email back your
>> results. Once your system accepts the mount command without error, check
>> to see the new filesystem with "df -h"
>> yourhostname:/# df -h
>> I'll wait for your response.
> Yes, my fs is reiser. I now see /dev/hda4 and /dev/hda2 mounted. In
> konqueror, clicking 'mnt' shows my 'home/user' now, so you were correct
> that hda4 is /home, which means hda3 should be /...I think, since /boot
> should only be about 1 Gb or smaller.
> So far so good, right?

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