Huston i have a big problem

Goh Lip g.lip at
Thu Sep 17 03:44:07 UTC 2009

Jonas Norlander wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 9:37 PM,  <karl.vanwynsberghe at> wrote:
>> When booting the live-cd, will the HD partitions be mounted?
>> If no, how can i do this?
> To run fsck the partition should not be mounted. If you got errors on
> a partition, don't mount it read-write as writing to it can make
> things worse.
> To check a ext2/ext3 filesystem: From a console run "e2fsck -fv
> /dev/sda1"  sda1 is the device and partition you want to check.
> Partitions is not named /dev/hd* anymore as suggested in previous
> mail.
> If you have some data on it that you want to access mount it read-only
> from a Live CD. Mount it with "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1" the
> directory /mnt/sda1 must exist.
> Hope it helps
> / Jonas
Just to add, to make sure you get the right name for your partition
check with

sudo fdisk -lu     (or)
sudo parted -l

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