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RE: Problem with mounting hard disk after FC5 installation



I ran partprobe on /dev/hde and that changed the error message to the
following:  mount: /dev/hde1 already mounted or /mnt/sata_files busy

Unfortunately, it stil won't mount, unmount, or anything else.

Per your suggestion, I ran the dd command it it ran fine.  No errors - all
data copied.


-- Brian



> 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:
>>
>>
>>
>>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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