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OK, I've tried to read relevant threads before asking this, because it seems to me that it shouldn't be hard. However, I'm now at the end of my rope: I have a system with two IDE drives, each 60 gigs. I've divided the drives into several partitions: hda1 - (primary) NTFS (boot) ~ 30 GB hda2 - (primary) Fat16 ~ 40 MB hda3 - (primary) Ext2 ~ 30 GB hda4 - (primary) Swap ~ 40 MB hdb2 - (primary) Ext2 (boot) ~ 30 GB hdb1 - (primary) NTFS (boot) ~ 29 GB hdb3 - (extended) ~ 1 GB hdb5 - ...

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    Default Newbie: Can't mount logical partition

    OK, I've tried to read relevant threads before asking this, because it seems
    to me that it shouldn't be hard. However, I'm now at the end of my rope:

    I have a system with two IDE drives, each 60 gigs. I've divided the drives
    into several partitions:

    hda1 - (primary) NTFS (boot) ~ 30 GB
    hda2 - (primary) Fat16 ~ 40 MB
    hda3 - (primary) Ext2 ~ 30 GB
    hda4 - (primary) Swap ~ 40 MB

    hdb2 - (primary) Ext2 (boot) ~ 30 GB
    hdb1 - (primary) NTFS (boot) ~ 29 GB
    hdb3 - (extended) ~ 1 GB
    hdb5 - (logical) FAT32 ~ 1 GB

    hdb1 and hdb2 are switched, probably because of how I used PartitionMagic
    to insert hdb1 in front of hdb2. This doesn't appear to be a problem,
    because I can mount hdb2 just fine - that's where all of my currently
    installed filesystems are located.

    I created hdb5 to move files from Windows to Linux. But when I try to
    mount -r -t vfat /dev/hdb5 /windows
    I get
    "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb5
    or too many mounted file systems
    (Aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
    instead of some logical partition inside?)"

    I've tried to look at the partition table of hdb, but when I try
    fdisk -l /dev/hdb
    I get nothing. When I try
    fdisk /dev/hdb
    the program terminates with the message "Unable to read /dev/hdb".

    What do I try next?
    --
    Helge Moulding
    mailto:hmouldingexcite.com Just another guy
    [url]http://hmoulding.cjb.net[/url] with a weird name
    Helge Moulding Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Can't mount logical partition

    On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 21:52:22 -0700, Helge Moulding wrote:
    > I've tried to look at the partition table of hdb, but when I try
    > fdisk -l /dev/hdb
    > I get nothing. When I try
    > fdisk /dev/hdb
    > the program terminates with the message "Unable to read /dev/hdb".
    >
    > What do I try next?
    Try to read from /dev/hdb:
    dd if=/dev/hdb of=/dev/null bs=1k count=10
    If you can't read from it, check whether the hd is plugged in as slave in
    the first IDE controller.

    Wolfgang Fischer Guest

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    Default Re: Newbie: Can't mount logical partition

    Wolfgang Fischer wrote,
    > Try to read from /dev/hdb:
    > dd if=/dev/hdb of=/dev/null bs=1k count=10
    Apparently I can, if I understand the output from dd correctly.

    # dd if=/dev/hdb of=/dev/null bs=1k count=10
    10+0 records in
    10+0 records out

    Also, as I wrote originally, I'm booting from hdb2, where Linux
    is actually installed.
    --
    Helge Moulding
    mailto:hmouldingexcite.com Just another guy
    [url]http://hmoulding.cjb.net[/url] with a weird name
    Helge Moulding Guest

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