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Hello Everybody, May I ask for some help on how to make my Mandriva partition mount sda5 w/c is my storage bin partition? My xp/Mint/Fedora can access the sda5 but ...
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    [SOLVED] Mounting Problems


    Hello Everybody,

    May I ask for some help on how to make my Mandriva partition mount sda5 w/c is my storage bin partition? My xp/Mint/Fedora can access the sda5 but it seems that Mandriva does not allow it as easy.

    I hope the following data can help
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc5e3f820
    
      Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1        1913    15366141    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2            1914       30260   227697277+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3           30261       30401     1132582+  12  Compaq diagnostics
    /dev/sda5            1914       21054   153750051    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6           23034       23188     1245006   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda7           21978       23033     8482288+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda8           21055       21977     7413966   83  Linux
    /dev/sda9           23189       30260    56805808+  83  Linux
    
    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    [root@localhost ~]#
    Mandriva is sda9 and storage is sda5.
    sda7 - Mint
    sda8 - Fedora
    sda1 - XP

    Thanks a lot!

    EDIT: Additional Info
    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/fstab
    # Entry for /dev/sda9 :
    UUID=a7538623-3ee8-45dd-b214-82d458d59273 / ext3 noatime 1 1
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    # Entry for /dev/sda6 :
    UUID=bbb9d844-13eb-4137-baee-036e0d8933a7 swap swap defaults 0 0
    [root@localhost ~]#
    Code:
    UUID=bbb9d844-13eb-4137-baee-036e0d8933a7 swap swap defaults 0 0
    [root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/mtab
    /dev/sda9 / ext3 rw,noatime 0 0
    none /proc proc rw 0 0
    none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
    [root@localhost ~]#
    Last edited by nujinini; 08-21-2009 at 04:12 PM. Reason: Additional Infos

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    > mount NTFS partition under linus

    NTFS is not a native linux filesystem type. I recommend installing
    the suite "ntfstools" that includes a command like this

    "ntfsmount /dev/sda5 /mnt"
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    Sorry I accidentally double clicked. Kindly refer to the other message.
    Last edited by nujinini; 08-22-2009 at 03:21 AM. Reason: double click

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpl View Post
    > mount NTFS partition under linus

    NTFS is not a native linux filesystem type. I recommend installing
    the suite "ntfstools" that includes a command like this

    "ntfsmount /dev/sda5 /mnt"
    Hello,

    Thanks. I just got the problem solved just now when I googled the error message and it lead me to a site

    "cannot get volume.fstype.alternative" Error | Mandriva Forum

    Code:
    medo3891 wrote:
     now The internal ntfs partitions aren't mounted at all, so open the Mandriva control centre>local disks> manage disk partitions, select each partition in turn then click "Mount Point", and create a mount point in /media, e.g. /media/whatever. Then click "Mount".
    
    When you quit the app you'll be prompted if you want to "save the modifications to /etc/fstab" select yes. (you might need to log out > log in or reboot the machine).
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Much appreciated.
    Last edited by nujinini; 08-22-2009 at 03:22 AM. Reason: typo

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