250G partition - can't mount it (partition & format good)

250G partition - can't mount it (partition & format good)

Post by Martin Gro » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 22:01:48


My new 250G IDE drive just arrived.  And, first steps looked pretty
good: controller found it, SuSE YaST was able to configure the drive
as one single primary partition using the full disk size and format it
using ext2.  Just when I try to mount it, I happen to get this error:

servername# mount -t ext2 /dev/hdg1 /mountpoint
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdg1
       or too many mounted file systems

As soon as I configure partitions below 128G, those work fine and can
be mounted without any hassle - just, that's not the solution I am
seeking for.  The system is a Celeron-733 on an Asus TUSL2-C, the
drive is connected to the second ide port of a Promise Ultra-100 TX2
PCI controller.  OS is SuSE 7.3 running kernel 2.4.10

I could now split the drive in more partitions than one - but if
anyhow possible without hardware investments I'd like to use the drive
as a single, big partition.  If a new Promise would *definitely* help,
that'd also be a good solution.

Any ideas?



250G partition - can't mount it (partition & format good)

Post by Martin Gros » Wed, 15 Jan 2003 03:36:53


Quote:> You should talk to the guy with the 200GB hard drive.  This group, subject
> "200GB hdd, promise ata/100".

Yep, I've seen it.  That last posting of mine was done via Google with >
5 hours delay ;-)  I'll continue in that thread.


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At boot time:

Partition check:
 hda: hda1
 hdb: hdb1  hdb2 < hdb5 hdb6 hdb7 >

Using fdisk, partation table:

   Device  boot  Begin    Start    End    Blocks   Id   System
/dev/hdb1             1          1     254    512032     6   DOS 16-bit
/dev/hdb2          255      255   1022   1548288    5   Extended
/dev/hdb6          255      255     508    512032   83   Linux native
/dev/hdb7          509      509     762    512032   83   Linux native
/dev/hdb8          762      762     779     34240    82   Linux swap

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hdb7 = redhat linux
hdb8 = Linux swap

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