[linux-audio-user] [OT] disk recovery problem

Chuck Martin nrocinu at myrealbox.com
Tue Feb 1 05:17:15 EST 2005

On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 02:45:28PM +0900, David Cournapeau wrote:
>    It seems like my partition table is messed up, and I am not able to 
> mount all my partitions. For example, mount refuse to mount /dev/hda12 
> on any directory: when I do a mount -r /dev/hda12 /mnt/tmp, mount tells 
> me that hda12 is already mounted, or that /mnt/tmp is busy. The 
> partition is not mounted for sure, and I tried several other tempory 
> locations, without any success. The "funny" part is that a fsck.ext3 
> /dev/hda12 doesn't give me any error when I check the filesystem (which 
> let me some hope about the possible recovery).

One thing no one else mentioned that you might want to check is that
/etc/mtab is up-to-date (it's a plain text file that you can cat).  If
there is an entry in there for a partition that isn't mounted, the mount
command still won't let you mount it.


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