Can't access hard drive contents!
I am a Windows user moving into the world of Linux, Slackware 12 to be exact. I have setup lots of different versions of Linux in the past without problem. My favorite is Slackware 11 but now in Slackware 12 I have ran into a problem I can't seem to figure out. I know this has to be something simple.
When I try to access my hard drive I can't. What I mean is, the drive is unmounted and when I try to mount it I get an error message saying
I have never seen this before out of all of the installs I have performed.
Keep in mind, I can't access fstab because I can't access the drive, unless it can be done through the terminal window, which I'm sure it can be. I think I need to change permission's but I am unsure of how to do this through terminal window. I am still learning these types of techniques.
It really don't make any since to me that I can't access the drive when I am logged in as root. I should be able to access everything as the root user, right?
Anyway, Slackware 12 is the only operating system on my hard drive right now. I did have a dual boot with Slackware and Windows XP but I still had this same problem so I thought I would try Slackware only but I still have this problem. Any help on this matter would be great.
Thanks in advance
I think I figured it out.
As I suspected, access to everything in Slackware should have automatically been available as the root user. I installed Slackware 11 and everything works just fine. I have access to everything. So what I'm thinking is, either something happened in the download process or in the burning of the iso. So I'm going to re-download the image and try again.
I know that I lost my internet connection due to a power outage during the download process so maybe it messed up the image. I'll let you guys know what the outcome is after I download and burn the image again. This time I'll burn a few copies at different speeds to see if that helps.
Hey, thanks for the quick reply and suggestions guys. I'll post my results later today. Thanks again.