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Old 11-08-02, 06:23 AM   #1
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Default Can't mount drives inside extended partition

My hard drive is split as follows: -

hda1 - Windows
hda2 - Marks start of extended partition
hda5 - Another partiton that I use inside windows
hda6 - Another partition that I use inside windows
hda7 - /boot
hda8 - swap
hda9 - /

I can get windows mounted without any trouble with the command :-

mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

However, when I try it for hda5 it won't work. It just gives me the error message: -

[root@public2-bror1-3-cust153 root]# mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/new
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda5,
or too many mounted file systems

I thought right, maybe too many things are mounted, so I unmounted windows and tried it again, but it still did not work. Any ideas? I'm using Red Hat 8.0.

I can even mount hda6. It's just hda5 that's causing the hassle

Last edited by ajmould; 11-08-02 at 06:26 AM.
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