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RE: Problem with mounting hard disk after FC5 installation



At 1:31 PM -0500 5/3/06, bhanks crackedweasel org wrote:
>I've run into the same problem where I have an old hard drive with an EXT3
>partition what cannot be mounted following the FC5 install.  Note that
>this same partition will mount fine using Knoppix or older versions of
>Fedora.
>
>I recently installed FC5 on my main machine.  This machine used to run
>FC4, but this was not an install.  I dropped two new 160GB SATA drives
>into the machine and performed a clean install.  Prior to the install I
>backed all of my important data files up to an old 40GB IDE drive.  I am
>using both software RAID and LVM on the new install, but everything went
>smoothly with that.  The only issue is that the EXT3 partition on the old
>40GB drive cannot be mounted.  It produces and error as follows:
>
>"mount: /dev/hde1 is not a valid block device"
>
>This IDE drive is connected to an HPT302 IDE controller card, but the last
>time I had problems with a card of this type was several years ago.
>
>I've been down the SE Linux road, and that doesn't seem to be the issue.
>
>Any other ideas?

Hmm, when I try to screw around with non-existent or non-block devices I
get different error messages, so mount has a specific complaint about your
/dev/hde1.  What happens if you try to dd from it?

    dd if=/dev/hde1 of=/dev/null count=100000
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