From: John P. Looney (valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 13:28:00 IST
On Tue, May 11, 1999 at 03:50:15PM +0100, Caolan McNamara mentioned:
> >I have a problem similar to this. After installing RH6 I tried to set up my
> >Winnt and 95 directories in /. When I was mounting them I think I mounted
> >as the wrong type. auto didn't work so I tried mounting the 95 partition as
> >msdos, umsdos and vfat. I tried mounting the NTFS partition as HPFS. The
> >result is that my machine won't boot into dos. None of the above mount
> >commands worked at all as the damage may have been done before by the time I
> >thought to use VFAT and NTFS as an argument to mount.
> !, i never thought that mounting something could trash it. With floppies i was
> forever mounting them the wrong way between ext2 and vfat. Is it possible to
> trash a partition by merely attempting to mount it sideways ? I suspect that
> the problem may have snuck in before the mount.
It's not possible. All mount does is send a "read superblock" request to
each of the filesystem modules in turn, until one returns OK. Unless their
types are "83 - linux native", it won't touch them.
-- Is PIRACY killing the Amiga?" bravely ponders AMIGA FORMAT - well, either that or someone's stopped manufacturing the hardware. -- www.ntk.net (30.04.99)
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:04:12 GMT