View Full Version : hard-drive access troubles

Colonel Sanders
07-01-2003, 01:22 PM
Yes, I'm a newbie to this forum(first post!).

I'm mostly successfully running Knoppix off a CD-R, however when I try to access my hard drive I get this such error:

"mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hde1,
or too many mounted file systems"

The drive in question is actually a pair of drives in a RAID 0 array, the RAID controller is on-board Promise RAID(on a Gigabyte GA-7VRXP). The file-system in question is NTFS, from Windows 2000.

This is my first day to really successfully run Linux(first day with Knoppix). What should I try to access my hard-drive?


Colonel Sanders
07-03-2003, 11:55 PM
If I cant solve the problem, is there any way to simply load knoppix and skip the hard-drive? Can knoppix even recognize a NTFS disk(IOW is my RAID the problem?)?


08-21-2003, 04:47 AM
The reason you are getting that error is that by default KNOPPIX doesn't load an HPT370/372 raid driver. Yes, you can read from NTFS, but cannot write back to it using KNOPPIX unless you do it by command line as root, even then, you don't want to from linux, because linux and NTFS file-systems don't really get along too well.

Try this link for help with getting raid going.