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  1. #1

    Could not mount device.

    Well I tried to open one of my extra hard drives that only has music and videos in suse 9.3 and it gave me a window saying: Could not mount device.
    The reported error was:
    mount: can't find /dev/hdb7 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

    I have a duel boot windows xp and suse 9.3. I don,t know if that is a problem. On my other computer it ony has suse and it works perfect. I can open all my hard drives. I need help.

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    What are the contents of your /etc/fstab and what is the exact command you issued to mount it? Also, what filesystem is the HD formatted as?

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    i did not mount it. how do you mount it

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    Linux Guru anomie's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Probably you didn't give all the mount parameters.

    mount -t filesystem_type_here /dev/hdxx /mnt/some_dir_here
    Where filesystem_type_here is the appropriate fs, xx is the corresponding letter and partition, and where you have created /mnt/some_dir_here already.

    Also see
    man mount
    for a lot of information.

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