Mount and memory problems
I recently loade linux Mint 7 on an old computer because my regular computer (Linux Mint 9) is down. There are 2 drives.
/dev/sda1 Fat 32 (Mount point blank) 72.3 Gb 71.93 Gb unused
/dev/sda2 extended 2,5 Gb
/dev/sda5 ext3 / 2.33 Gb 119.38 Mb unused
/dev/sda5 linux swap 172.54 Mb
The disc mounter shows that the sda1 id not mounted, but does not mount it. In fact, I believe the disc mounter shows all the sda devices as being unmounted.
I can use google and linux forums, though a little slow (800 Mh chip could be the reason as I am used to 3.1 system), but thunderbird started requiring me to empty trash and compact folders. That worked a few times. Now it says to delete some e-mail. When I try (there are 20 or 30 emails) it says it cannot write to in box and nothing can be deleted. No mail can be downloaded.
I believe the problem i that it i running off sda5 and is not accessing sda1.
There is nothing in dmesg that I can see as a problem. I cannot copy it or take a screen how.
fstab only had one entry regarding drives. It included noauto, which I changed to auto, but it must have been mouhting sda5 before I changed it.
I am not very knowledgable in using terminal commands so I will need specific instructions for that.
Mount and memory problems
Here is a copy of fstab.
I don't know about the statement #swao was on /def/sda6 during installation. I do not have sda6.
xxx@xX ~ $ cat /etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=52a3953b-4d93-43ac-acc1-69f51a7d185a / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=64ae9d03-308a-4a39-8498-7bd9f510bc89 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,auto,exec,utf8 0 0
xxx@xX ~ $
I am going from memory and I may be wrong. I think the sda5 is a small hard drive I installed one time when I was using windows. sda1 is what was the main drive for the windows system. I went to MS-Dos and did a format on C: when It finished I inserted the Mint 7 disc, the only thing I had that would boot. I really did not pay attention to where it said it was installing. The 72 Gb is what I think was the main HD and the sda5 is, I think, a separate drive. Not that I was wanting it that way, but can't Linux reside where it is and things be run on the other disc?
Thanks for your quick reply. I could not get back earlier.