Partition mounting problem.

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Wed Dec 10 23:03:37 UTC 2008

Steven Vollom wrote:
> First:  Disk&Filesystems, #2 partition 1.0kb shows (/media/floppy0) as the 
> mount point.  I don't know how it got in that location.  When I partitioned 
> the drive, it was located in the list with the Burner and the Optical Disk at 
> the bottom of the Disk and Filesystems.  What was there originally was a 
> 1.0kb partition that the computer created, contents of which I do not know.  
> Under Device I was listed as /dev/sda2.
When you mount the floppy disk it gets mounted to /media/floppy. When 
you don't have a mounted floppy this is an empty directory. This is 
normal. I am unclear what the problem is.
> Second:  I have a partition that contains ntfs.  I do not have any Windows 
> products on my computer, that I know of.  I did not create an ntfs partition, 
> yet it is there.  sda8
How do you know this? From your fstab it looks like you have only ext2 
filesystems on your hda. What version of *buntu are you running? My 7.10 
install has these listed as
> Third I have a permissions problem with sdb5.
Can you elaborate on this a little more? Where is sdb5 mounted. It might 
be mounted ready only?
> The following is my fstab:
> /dev/hda3	/		ext2	defaults			0 1
> /dev/hda5	/home		ext2	defaults			0 2
> /dev/hda6	/var		ext2	defaults			0 2
> /dev/hda7	/usr		ext2	defaults,ro			0 2
> /dev/hda8	/usr/local	ext2	defaults,bsdgroups		0 2
Is this really the fstab for the system in question? You refer to sda 
but this only has entries for hda.


To be or not to be, that is the question
                2b || !2b
(0b10)*(0b1100010) || !(0b10)*(0b1100010)
        0b11000100 || !0b11000100
        0b11000100 || 0b00111011
        255, that is the answer.

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