Q: extended DOS partition not recognized

Q: extended DOS partition not recognized

Post by Elvis Ch » Wed, 19 Jul 1995 04:00:00


        I have just installed linux 1.2.1 (InfoMagic March 95) into my
second EIDE harddrive.  Everything works great except that it fails to
see my 2nd partition on my master drive (during installation).  

        When I try to mount it manually using:

                mount -t msdos /dev/hda2 /dosd

                                /dosd had been created

I get the error message:

                mount:  wrong fs type or bad superblock on /dev/hda2

my hardware specification:

        WD 850 on primary EIDE channel (master drive)
                partitioned into DOS primary (300 mg) (DOS c:)
                                     extended (540 mg) (DOS d:)
        WD 540 on primary EIDE channel (slave drive)
                partitioned as Linux native/swap
                        (where my linux is)
        Mitsumi 4X on secondary EIDE channel (master)

I also have tried to edit /etc/fstab manually, but it doesn't help at all.

thanx in advance,



1. dos won't recognize my extended dos partition

  I'm getting a trouble in my comp.  Any help is welcome.
  I have a HD with a dos primary partition (+- 1100megs ), a dos
extended partition with 170 megs ) and 500megs for ext2 and linux
  My problem - windows or dos simply can't read from the extended dos
partition.  I don't remeber why, but the extended  partition is on
/dev/hda6, so i guess that is the problem because Partition Magic give
an error telling that when the dos partitions are not chained by order
some data could be inaccessible.  Also, the dos fdisk doesn't work,
and i can't mount the partition from linux ( it always gives errors ).

  Is there any chance to recover the data in that partition ?  Does
anyone know any program to link the partitions by my desired order, or
some other soluction?

  Thank you very much!
  mezzanine - Portugal

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