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Hi Very new to Linux, so bear with me ! The as left 'default' installation partitions are as follows :- /dev/hda2 5.8 gb (for / with reiser) /dev/hda1 196.0 mb (for swap) When the partitions are set, & then formatted, I receive "Could not mount partition /dev/hdc4 to /mnt/. You can continue if you know what you are doing, but, to prevent damage to your file system, it is safer to cancel and reboot" I've tried different hard disks, installing Windows 98 1st then Linux, changed IDE interfaces. (Question) Do I need to format the partition 1st using fat32 ? ...

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    Default SUSE installation issue HELP Me !!

    Hi

    Very new to Linux, so bear with me !

    The as left 'default' installation partitions are as follows :-

    /dev/hda2 5.8 gb (for / with reiser)
    /dev/hda1 196.0 mb (for swap)

    When the partitions are set, & then formatted, I receive "Could not mount
    partition /dev/hdc4 to /mnt/. You can continue if you know what you are
    doing, but, to prevent damage to your file system, it is safer to cancel and
    reboot"

    I've tried different hard disks, installing Windows 98 1st then Linux,
    changed IDE interfaces.

    (Question)
    Do I need to format the partition 1st using fat32 ?

    Any further thoughts ?

    Regards
    Alex


    Alex Guest

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    Hi thanks for the quick reply, sorry to sound lame, but how do I do that ?

    Can you provide me step by step instructions ?

    Regards
    Alex

    "Davide Bianchi" <net> wrote in message
    news:bn6p11$totqf$news.uni-berlin.de... 
    >
    > ? /dev/hdc4 ? Since your disk is /dev/hda, it like a CD or something else.
    > Remove it from /etc/fstab or set it so it doesn't get automounted at boot.
    >
    > Davide[/ref]


    Alex Guest

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    Alex Loquens <co.uk> wrote: 

    ? /dev/hdc4 ? Since your disk is /dev/hda, it like a CD or something else.
    Remove it from /etc/fstab or set it so it doesn't get automounted at boot.

    Davide
    Davide Guest

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    Hi all,

    I never got round this ! So I installed onto another workstation which was
    previously running Novell NW V5.1 No problems on the installation using all
    previous original disks (touch wood as it's installing how !).

    It may have been memory related as the original problematic workstation was
    a 200mmx with 64mb, the other (the now working workstation) is a 233mmx with
    262mb RAM.

    Thanks for your assistance anyway.

    Regards
    Alex

    "Alex Loquens" <co.uk> wrote in message
    news:supernews.com... 
    > >
    > > ? /dev/hdc4 ? Since your disk is /dev/hda, it like a CD or something[/ref][/ref]
    else. [/ref]
    boot. 
    >
    >[/ref]


    Alex Guest

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    On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:58:22 +0100, Alex Loquens
    <co.uk> wrote: 
    What drive is /dev/hdc? Do you have a Zip drive? If so, is there a
    disk in the drive? (I ask this because zip drives are seen as one
    partition, /dev/hd?4)


    --
    You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.
    Bill Guest

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    Hi Bill Mar,

    No the 'original' PC had a single drive, no zip, or LS-120. I ran the
    installation process through on another workstation, using the same CD's &
    boot disks. The install ran 100% without error & is still operational now.

    Must have been down to either PC specification, or Linux incorrectly reading
    partition information on the older workstation, & lack of proper error
    trapping.

    Thanks for the reply anyway

    Regards
    Alex

    "Bill Mar" <com> wrote in message
    news:localnet... [/ref]
    mount [/ref]
    and 
    > What drive is /dev/hdc? Do you have a Zip drive? If so, is there a
    > disk in the drive? (I ask this because zip drives are seen as one
    > partition, /dev/hd?4)
    >
    >
    > --
    > You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.[/ref]


    Alex Guest

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    Alex Loquens wrote:
     
    hda(x) is primary master on youre mainboard
    hdb(x) is primary slave on same cable as hda
    hdc(4) is secondary master and the fouth partition on this drive
    this could be a primary or extended partition
    hdd(x) is secondary slave on same cable as
    maybe you need hda4 guessing !!! 
    When you put WIN98 en Linux on the same harddisk YES else NO 
    Enough first make youre hardware configuration final
    Don't change Harddisk from IDE Interfaces when it is not needed 
    First this ( hardware limits )

    You can only boot from a active primary partition in 1024 boundery
    You could have 4 Primary partitions on one harddisk
    When you make a extended partition you can make 3 primary
    One extended partition could have a maximum of 24 logical partitions
    Maximum logical partition on harddisk is 24

    Single harddisk

    I suggest
    hda1 primary partition win98 SE set as active ( fat32 )
    hda2 primary partition 256Mb (reiserfs or ext3) for /boot
    hda3 primary partition 196 Mb ( swap )
    hda4 extended partition ( hda4 ) the rest of the harddisk space

    then the logical partitions
    hda5 logical partition hda5 5.8 Gbyte ( reiserfs or ext ) for /

    when you have empty space on your harddisk you could make more logical
    partitions you can do what jou want with it (hda6,7....)
    maybe one for /home
    maybe one for fat32

    bootloader from hda
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Example Multiple harddisk as i have
    Prim Master 37 Gbyte
    Prim Slave 37 Gbyte
    Sec Master DVDrom
    Sec Slave CDRW

    hda1 Primary Partition Win98 10 Gb Fat32 set as active mounting point
    Windows/C
    hda2 Primary Partition WinXP 10 Gb NTFS ( no mounting point )
    hda3 Primary Partition BeOS filesystem ( no mounting point )
    hda4 Extended rest of Harddisk (17 Gb)
    hda5 Logical 10 Gbyte Fat32 mounting point/windows/E
    hda6 Logical 7 Gbyte Fat 32 mounting point /windows/F

    hdb1 Primary Partition 10 Gbyte Fat32 mounting point /windows/D
    hdb2 Primary Partition 251 Mb reiserfs mounting point /boot
    hdb3 Primary Partition 251 Mb swap
    hdb4 Extended rest of the harddisk
    hdb5 7.5 Gbyte reiserfs mounting point /
    hdb6 2 Gbyte reiserfs mounting point /root
    hdb7 2 Gbyte reiserfs mounting point /home
    hdb8 15 Gb fat32 mounting point /windows/G

    bootloader on hda

    So you see that i have 4 Operating Systems on one computer

    a good website were you can read everything about partitioning is
    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/part.htm

    Good Luck.
    Michel
    Michel Guest

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