mounting hda1

Hi there I'm a genuine newbie at this Linux thing But I realy want to try this. I heard That kubuntu was one of the most user friendly one out there. I'm running it form my cd rom to get to know it better and to learn. But every time I try to use it the same problem happens, it just won't mount my hda1, this is the error message I get "mount: can't find/dev/hda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab"In my media folder I see the drive, but it just doesn't want to mount it. Can someone please help me, I tried the Kaella version before and I didn't have that problem.Thanks for your helpJJ

Edit fstab

If you are planning to save your settings you may want to edit your fstab file

  • First create a mount point for the drive sudo mkdir /media/hda1 note that you can mount the device anywhere and call it whatever you want. It may be a good idea to stick with the conventional locations of either /mnt/ or /media/
  • Open a terminal and back up the existing fstab file sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
  • Next edit the fstab sudo kate /etc/fstab
  • next, add this line to the fstab file assuming your windows filesystem is ntfs: /dev/hda1 /media/hda1 ntfs defaults 0 0
  • next, in the terminal again, enter sudo mount -a to refresh the fstab.
  • finally, enter cd /media/hda1 then dir to test.

You first need to create a

You first need to create a mount point by running sudo mkdir /mnt/hd . The name "hd" is arbitrary. Then you should run sudo mount -t XXX /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd where XXX is the filesystem type of your had drive. If it's a windows XP computer, then it's probably ntfs or fat32 . You can also try sudo mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd to have Ubuntu try to guess what filesystem it has.

Mount hda1

Follow eldepeche's instructions here for the live disk. If you follow mine, which automatically mounts drive at startup, you must first create a mount point. In my example above, the command would be sudo mkdir /media/hda1 Next you can either mount it immediately using eldepeche's instructions or go on to modify the fstab file per my previous instructions and run sudo mount -a.

more of the issue

I have the same issue, but I'm afraid my c: drive is corrupted after an unsuccesful partition. I'd really like to get my files safely out of there.

After this:

sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

I get this:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so