[blfs-support] System Will Not Mount One of Three Disks

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Tue Oct 30 08:50:45 PDT 2012


On 10/30/2012 03:58 PM, Feuerbacher, Alan wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> I have three hard disks on the computer on which I'm installing LFS stuff:
>
> /dev/sda	Has Fedora installed.
> /dev/sdb	Has Debian installed.
> /dev/sdc	Has LFS installed.
>
> The LFS software works fine -- I have Net connectivity and got Seamonkey installed last night. To boot LFS I have to set the Bios to boot from /dev/sdc and so forth.
>
> However, I want to access the Fedora and Debian filesystems from LFS, and so, in addition to the normal stuff in /etc/fstab, I have these two lines at the very end (I'm writing this from work and can't remember exactly what's in the file):
>
> /dev/sda /fedora ext4 defaults 0 0
> /dev/sdb /debian ext3 defaults 0 0
>
> One more complication: On bootup, the system complains that I've exceeded the limit of number of mounts. So I comment out either of the above two lines, and then I don't get the "limit exceeded" message but rather a "limit reached" message.
>
> Anyway, if I keep only the /debian line, it gets mounted properly and I can get to that filesystem. But if I keep only the /fedora line, it does not get mounted and I see a "FAIL" message something like "cannot mount /fedora; does not exist".
>
> I've tried several variations like using "/mnt/fedora" instead "/fedora" with no success.
>
> Can anyone shed light on what's going on?
>
> One more thing: I've found several minor bugs in the BLFS instructions. Where is the proper place to report these bugs?
>
> Alan
>

There is one problem:

You cannot use drive nodes as mount stuff.

You need to mount partitions, not drives and that means:

/dev/sda is node of drive.
/dev/sda1 is node of the first partition of the drive.

/dev/sda1 can be mounted, /dev/sda can't.



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