installing linux from the hard drive : help...

installing linux from the hard drive : help...

Post by SC » Thu, 28 Dec 1995 04:00:00

I still can't get linux to recognize my 1st hard drive which holds the
linux files. I have two hard drives, 1st:western digital 1G using Ontrack
disk manager ver. 6.03C setup as a DOS drive. 2nd drive is a western
digital 250M setup up for linux only.

During installation, when prompted for the source drive, I enter
/dev/hda1, then I enter /linux for the directory. The system gives me
various errors about not being able to mount the drive. So I tried to
mount the DOS disk manually after I log in as root. I used the following
method to try and mount the disk (with no luck):
mkdir /dos
mount -t msdos /dev/hda1 /dos

I get this error message:

VFS:Can't find a valid MSDOS filesystem on dev 0x0301
mount: wrong fs type or bad superblock on /dev/hda1

[MS-DOS FS REL. 12,FAT 0, check=n, conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022,bmap]

transaction block size =512

I would be humbly grateful for some insight into this problem.



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