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Too many mounted partitions and devices?

By Ronaldo ·
When I access Linux, I cannot access my CDROMs.

Whenever I see the boot text scrolling upon bootup, I always see that my /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd (both my cdroms) won't automount.

The error msg is something like this: can't mount /dev/hdc wrongfs type, or too many mounted devices.

I do have my 13G drive divided into 7 or so partitions (2 megs apiece), but those are partitions and not really devices. The filesystem types for /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd are listed as ISO9660.

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Too many mounted partitions and devices?

by andresen In reply to Too many mounted partitio ...

The number of partitions should not be an issue. it is likely the format of your mount command where it defines the file system types. Check out the man page for correct syntax. Good luck

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by andresen In reply to Too many mounted partitio ...

A little addition to my answer.. the drive names you list /dev/hdc & /dev/hdd don't seem right for a cdrom drive the hd usually refers to a hard drive. My system refers to the cdrom drive as /dev/cdrom

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Too many mounted partitions and devices?

by Ronaldo In reply to Too many mounted partitio ...

I thought that /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd were pretty much default. I'm running Mandrake 7.0 and it automatically made my CDROM drives those devices. The other distributions I've tried in the past did this also, or used /dev/cdrom, but I thought /dev/cdrom was just a link to another device....

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Too many mounted partitions and devices?

by argv[0] In reply to Too many mounted partitio ...

Would you please to show us content of the /etc/fstab?
Dose any media in CD-ROM drives at boot time?

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Too many mounted partitions and devices?

by Ronaldo In reply to Too many mounted partitio ...

Here's my /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda1 /mnt/DOS_hda1 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/DOS_hda5 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/DOS_hda6 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/DOS_hda7 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hda8 /mnt/DOS_hda8 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hda9 /mnt/DOS_hda9 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hda10 /mnt/DOS_hda10 vfat user,exec,conv=binary 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb5 / ext2 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb6 swapswap defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb7 /home ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdb8 /usr ext2 defaults 1 2
/mnt/floppy /mnt/floppy supermount fs=vfat,dev=/dev/fd0 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom supermount exec,dev,suid,rw,fs=iso9660 0 0
/dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom2 supermount user,exec,dev,suid,ro,usrquota,fs=iso9660 0 0

I didn't understand your last question. Do you mean, do the drives mount at boot time if I have media inside (I had forgot that there needs to be media insid

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Too many mounted partitions and devices?

by McKayTech In reply to Too many mounted partitio ...

I assume that your two CD drives are IDE interface and installed as a Master and a Slave on the Secondary IDE Channel as implied by the /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd.

I think I would try getting it working first with one CD drive and then adding the other.

You will want to look at your /etc/fstab and check the CD/ROM line. Try a line like this:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,ro 0 0

That should get you to a point you can mount the first CD and confirm that you're on the right track.

As far as the second CD, I haven't figured that out yet but I'll try a few things and let you know if I find anything that works.

regards!

paul

Paul M. Wright, Jr.
McKay Technologies

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