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From: Colin Bell <colinb@...>
Subject: Can't get /dev/sda to mount
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 21:54:50 +0000
<HTML><BODY style="word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space; -khtml-line-break: after-white-space; "><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Hi all</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">I've managed to build my first Gentoo embedded disk on VMware using the instructions from the wiki. It all boots and loads up but the /boot and the /mount/dongle mounts fail. The wiki has instructions for a usb dongle, but I modified the fstab slightly to work for a drive.</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">If I try fdisk /dev/sda it says it can't find /dev/sda. /dev/sda and /dev/sda* (1-4) exist in the /dev directory. I have also tried deleting them and using mknod and mdev instead without success.</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">I have added the scsi drivers in the kernel (as vmware emulates scsi).</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><BR class="khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">I get no errors in the /var/log/messages.</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><BR class="khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">/etc/fstab is</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><BR class="khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249); "><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 11px;"><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">none</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">                    </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">/tmp</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">            </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">tmpfs </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">          </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">defaults</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">        </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">0 0</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249); "><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 11px;"><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">none</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">                    </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">/proc </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">          </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">proc</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">            </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">defaults</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">        </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">0 0</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249); "><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 11px;"><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">/dev/sda1 </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">              </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">/boot </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">          </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">ext2</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">            </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">noauto,ro </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">      </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">0 0</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; background-color: rgb(249, 249, 249); "><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 11px;"><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">/dev/sda2 </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">              </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">/mnt/dongle </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">    ext2</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">            </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">defaults</SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">        </SPAN></FONT><FONT class="Apple-style-span" face="Courier" size="3"><SPAN class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 10.3px; line-height: normal;">0 0</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; "><BR class="khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">I would really appreciate some pointers.</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Many thanks</DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; min-height: 14px; "><BR></DIV><DIV style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; ">Colin</DIV> </BODY></HTML>
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