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I upgraded to 2.0 Freespire. I have access to all the partitions on my computer, except the partition Freespire is on, hda6. I tried to mount it with the mount ...
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    Access to Freespire files


    I upgraded to 2.0 Freespire. I have access to all the partitions on my computer, except the partition Freespire is on, hda6. I tried to mount it with the mount command "mount /dev/hda6" but it shows it can't find it in the fstab file. Is there anything I can do to access this partition?

    Thanks for the help

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    Post the contents of /etc/fstab file and output of 'fdisk -l' command.

    If Freespire is installed in hda6 partition, then its mounted as / (root) already abd you dont have to mount it again.
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    Thanks for the response,

    Here is the output of the fdisk command.


    farm:~# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10337 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1355 10243768+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hda2 1356 10336 67896329 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5 1356 2981 12292528+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda6 2982 4607 12292528+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda7 4608 5963 10249438+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hda8 5963 6081 891576 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda9 7734 10336 19671561 bc Unknown
    /dev/hda10 6081 7734 12498538+ 83 Linux

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    I can't get into the fstab file. I can't access the file system and the text editors can't locate it when I try the edit path.

    I'll see if I can get to it from Ubuntu on the same computer.

    Thanks again

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    I came up with the contents through Ubuntu, saved to desktop with Abiword. The Ubuntu partition files I can access through Freespire.


    application/x-abiwordAbiWord

    rootfs / reiserfs comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,rw 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
    none /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
    UUID=dd3df635-44ac-4636-89a4-5a5f84504b52 /mnt/hda8 swap comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid 0 0
    /boot/linux-swap.swp none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part9 /mnt/dos vfat comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid 0 0
    UUID=977a126b-7a44-47e3-99f1-31222d99d700 /mnt/mepis ext3 comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid 0 0
    /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part5 /mnt/winxp vfat comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid 0 0
    /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /mnt/winxp2 vfat comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid 0 0
    /dev/floppy/0 /mnt/floppy1 auto comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid,noauto 0 0
    /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/cd /mnt/cdrom1 supermount comment=jiffymount,dev=/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/cd,fs=iso9660,--,ro,user,exec,unhide 0 0
    /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd /mnt/cdrom0 supermount comment=jiffymount,dev=/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd,fs=iso9660,--,ro,user,exec,unhide 0 0
    UUID=6639dbbc-275b-4ede-bcc3-b2ad179c727f /mnt/ubuntu ext3 comment=jiffymount,noatime,nodiratime,user,exec,de v,suid 0 0

    Thanks a lot

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    I think i didn't understand your problem. Isn't Freespire booting up? Are you executing commands in FreeSpire's Terminal?

    EDIT: Everything seems correct in /etc/fstab file. Post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.normal file. I am not sure about exact file name. Look for file other than menu.lst in /boot/grub folder of FreeSpire.
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    Sorry, I've given a poor description.

    Everything in Freespire works fine-except I can't get to the system files. In the file manager I have all the other partitions listed and I can access the files on those. The only one missing is the partition Freespire in on - hda6. When I try to use the text editors to open those files (only as a means to find them) the search comes up empty.

    Files like "My documents" are there as well as Desktop. The manual (tutorial) shows the partition should be listed which would give access to system files.

    Normally I would have gotten to the fstab file by opening the hda6 icon, then etc/fstab. I don't have the hda6 or a substitute anywhere. It's like not having the partition mounted.

    Thanks again

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    I have reinstalled Freespire without the upgrade, and I have found the system files I was looking for.

    They are in "Often Used Folders" in My Computer. Then Top level Hardrive.

    Thanks

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