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    Won't Mount Second Hard Drive!

    Ok, background information here:

    I installed Mandriva 2006 yesterday, and spent today getting everything working. At the start, I had a 160GB HD used for storage (NTFS) and my C drive (NTFS). Of course, this meant that Mandrake couldn't write to either (I am constantly updating the contents of my storage drive, so I needed write access). So, I split the partition 75GB/75GB. I formatted the second half of the drive and made it ext3. Then I moved the contents of the NTFS partition to the ext3 and then formatted the NTFS part as ext3. So now the whole drive is formatted as ext3. Upon reboot, both partitions are loaded, along with my C drive...GREAT! Now I try to combine the two partitions, but start coming into problems. I move the data from the second half of the drive to the first half, format the second half and resize the first half to take up the whole Storage drive. So now hdb has one partition, hdb1. Files are stored correctly, accessible and writable. Everything seems to be good. I umount -a and then mount -a to attempt to remount all the drives. And I get nothing. the console says that they were mounted successfully, but upon looking in the Devices area, only my C drive is showing (hda1). Weird. So I do a mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c2 Mount tells me that 'special device hdb1 does not exist'. WEIRD. I open up DiskDrake and it says that hdb1 is mounted. Unmount, remount (via DiskDrake) and the drive is still not showing up in my devices area. Have I royally f*cked things here or what? My fstab is as follows:

    # This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
    /dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
    /dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
    /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
    /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom2 auto umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto,ro,exec,users 0 0
    none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850 0 0
    /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,rw 0 0
    /dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c2 ext3 umask=0,nls=iso8859-1,rw 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
    For now, I am accessing the files by going to /mnt/win_c2 and they are there and accessible. What does that mean?

    Urgently awaiting help

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    UPDATE: If I go to 'Storage Media' instead of Devices, my hard drive is listed there. GREAT! However, upon viewing its properties, I am told that the disk is only 75 GB. Opening up DiskDrake, I am told that the drive is made up of one huge partition, totalling around 155GB. What is the deal here?

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