Why is Linux saying my HDD is not a mountable file system

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vei9, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. vei9

    vei9 Registered Member

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    Linux can be REALLY mystifying!!!!!...

    I'm trying to determine the scheme my Fedora system is using for storage, etc. When I open My Computer, it says I have an 80GB HDD, a CD/DVD drive, and a File System.

    I can't even mount the 80 GB hard drive.... why? I am so baffled, this makes no sense, since this is where I thought the OS would want to install itself and its upgrades. Yet -- it seems the system does not even recognize it. In fact, it looks like the entire Fedora OS is installed in "File System." Huh.

    So confused by this!
     
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    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    If you use/have/install the system tool Disk utility, it will be able to tell you what kind of fielsystem resides on your 80 GB hard drive, and then know what [type (-t ext3) for example] of file system to specify on the mount command in a Terminal command line window.

    -- Tom
     
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