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Re: mount: you must specify the filesystem type



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <diego veiga embraer com br>
To: <redhat-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 8:50 AM
Subject: mount: you must specify the filesystem type


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> Hi all,
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> I have an empty HD 20G format with ext3 but i cant mount it in a
> filesystem.
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> fdisk /dev/hdb -l
> Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2480 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
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>    Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/hdb1             1      2480  19920568+  83  Linux
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> mount /dev/hdb1 /app/hdc1/
> mount: you must specify the filesystem type
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> The /etc/filesystem is:
> cat /etc/filesystems
> ext3
> ext2
> nodev proc
> nodev devpts
> iso9660
> vfat
> hfs
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> Runing a fsck in the HD return this message:
> fsck /dev/hdb
> fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
> e2fsck 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
> Couldn't find ext2 superblock, trying backup blocks...
> fsck.ext2: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/hdb
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> The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
> filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
> is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
>     e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
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> Does someone could help me?
> Thanks,
>
> Diego Brito Veiga
> Technical Publications
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> Fax: +55 (12) 39273342
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See where the filesystem is trying to mount EXT2??  If you MKFS'd the drive
for EXT3, you must mount EXT3.
Try to mount:  mount -t ext3 /dev/xxxx /mountpoint

Brett





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