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Re: How to mount logical drives?

On Tuesday 23 March 2004 11:26 am, Devidas Komarath Menon wrote:
> Hi list,
> I have a PC with drives C,D,E,F. I edited /etc/fstab and successfully
> mounted drive C, but iam unable to mount the other drives.
> any help is welcome!!

It doesn't matter if it's logical, as long as you can find out the partition 
name. Easiest way, try the following trial and error:

mount /dev/hdaX	/mnt/mountpoint

replace X with 1,2,3,4, etc until you find all your partition. It won't do any 
harm. Don't forget to umount first if it sucessfully mount. If hdaX is not a 
valid partition, you just get error message from mount (Of course, adjust the 
device name accordingly, if this is a primary slave, then you need /dev/hdb 
instead, etc).

Another way is using fdisk:
fdisk /dev/hda

and then type 'p' to show you all your partition table so that you know what 
partition number contains what. (NOTE : Be Carefull using fdisk, if you type 
the wrong thing you may end up reformating your hard drive, but other then 
that, it's save).


Reuben D. Budiardja
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
"To be a nemesis, you have to actively try to destroy 
something, don't you? Really, I'm not out to destroy 
Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional 
side effect."
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