I have this partitioned into 3 parts. Only two of them will mount. The other one shows up in utilities but is grayed out. Does anyone know of a way to make this mount. What happened was the computer was not responding and force quit would not work so I resorted to hitting the power button to shut down. External drives should be ejected properly I know but I had no other choice. I have had this problem before and eventually it read the drive again (not sure what I did then other than restart several times). Can anyone help?
It sounds like you're on a mac. I would run Disk Utility (in your Appications>Utilities folder) select the partition, and click the "Repair Disk" button. If that doesn't work, you may have to purchase a program like "Disk Warrior" (about $100) and that should take care of the problem.
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Boot up your computer with using a linux live-cd/dvd manjaro fedora puppy or other technical distro to start up what will have gparted and or the kde partition manager on it that does do everything unmounted to that will allways enable all necessary things to replace or resize partitions , beware backup first always the distro in any way to be safe with the beginning to experiments. but there are several kind of tools and all open source is free , here you see a part of the kde partition manager and here is to see that will you rezise a partition that it just not must be mounted , thats the most important step to get a working menu by changing partitions that will forget. but it must first are recognized before to choose the right drive partition manager is also good usable for Microsoft or Beos and several other partition cluster arts of other unix systems. the live dvd will work fully from out the memory of your system thats why it cost many more time for handlings. whats also be better to resize partitions is most time to delete an 3 partition system from the right the third partition (if its handling mounting active partitions to resize up to the right site its differs how to boot with a bootmanager was configured after resizing from the middle partition the find theright cluster out.resize from the left site can made bootproblems, if you not can handle
Hi.. This will be nice that all your local Hard drives are mounted automatically during the boot. This can be achieved by modifying "fstab" (File System TABle) file. This file is located on /etc/ which would need superuser permissions(root user password) to modify.
How we can alter fstab and set system to mount partitions by itself is explained below..
First Open a terminal and type blkid and press <Enter> this will show your local Hard disks with their UUIDs( Universal Unique IDentification). This may look like this
here 1st column with /dev entries are the links of partitions(in the format /device/<Partition No.> 2nd column : LABEL describes the Name or Label of partitions. Not all partitions necessarily needs a Label. 3rd column starting with UUID is the entry shows the UUIDs of the Partition 4th column shows the File system used in the partitions
So Now we know some important informations about our partitions like their File system type and UUIDs. In linux to use a filesystem, we need to mount it in somewhere in the root directory. This is because of the Hierarchy nature of Linux .
Usual location of mounted file systems are on /mount/ or /mnt/. I take /mount/ as my default Mount location. Create a new folder with a name(Without any space between words, ex: New_Partition) simillar to Partiton Label or No
To create folders in /mount/ , we need root permissions. Open a terminal and type su and press <Enter>. It will ask for root password. type in root password and press enter.
Then type mkdir -v /media/<Dir Name> ex.: If you want to create New_Drive in /media/ then type mkdir -v /media/New_Drive You can also create multiple folders in one step ex. You want to create Drive1, Drive2 , Drive3 then you need to type as mkdir -v /media/Drive1 /media/Drive2 /media/Drive3
You may get as this
Now we created mount points needed to mount the filesystems
Now we need to modify fstab file . Default location of fstab is /etc/fstab
On terminal ( where we typed commands to create folders in /media) Before we start editing fstab file, lets make a backup copy of it
Type on terminal cp -v /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup and press <Enter>. You should see as below.
type sudo gedit & and press <Enter>
This will open text editor. Click on Open and point it to /etc/fstab
It will Open fstab file. This may look like this
Any entry starting with #, will not taken into account. So you can use # for commenting
Basic structure of fstab file is
<File System Address> <Mount Point> <Filesystem Type> <Options> <Dump> <Pass>
File System Address --> Its is the Identifier for the file system. You can use either Links (ex.: /dev/sda2) or Labels (ex.: LABEL="DRIVE1") or UUIDs (ex.: UUID="74c9c3d9-a374-406d-ba41-e030c7d35f5d")
Mount Point --> This is folder on which the file system mounts. (Refer Step 2) (ex.: /media/Drive2)
File System Type --> specify the file system (ex ext3, ntfs, fat)
Options --> Contains more complicated options For normal user, its good to set Defaults as Options
Dump --> set whether to Backup or not. (ex. 0, 1)
Pass --> set whether to check filesystem before mounting
example of a edited fstab file is
After finishing with fstab save it. You may get errors if you don't have permissions to alter fstab. In that case, Open a terminal and type su and press <Enter> and provide Password for root account. and <Enter> Then type gedit &.
After saving the file , restart the system, if everything go just good as expected the computer boots up with local partitions mounted on specified locations
The Hitachi XL3000 is formatted for the PC, but your Mac should recognize it. Try another cable or port. Check in Disk Utility to see if the drive appears. If it does, then you can format it for the Mac. You can do this in Disk Utility by clicking on the hard drive on the left side of the window. Then choose the Partition Tab, and change the Volume Scheme drop-down menu to 1 Partition. Then click on the Option button, choose GUID partition map, and click OK. Then choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for the format and click Apply and OK. Your drive should then format for Mac and mount on the desktop. If it does not appear in Disk Utility after changing the cable and port, or trying another computer, then you may need to return it for replacement. I hope this helps.
Windows XP and later have a limitation on FAT32 partition size which they can create. The limit is artificial, and they can mount partitions of any size.
To create the partition, you can use Windows 98 SE, or any disk-maintenance bootable CD utility, a Linux installation, or Ranish Partition Manager, Paragon Partition Manager, and finally FAT32Format (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/fat32format.htm ).
At a terminal, type: fdisk -l as root to see what drives and partitions are on your system. Let's say your partition is /dev/sda1. Next you need a mount point. I like to make and use /sd so type: mkdir /sd and to mount it, type: mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /sd and to view what's on the drive, type: ls /sd
Did you format the drive using Disk Utility? Open "disk utility" from the dock icon or applications/utilities folder. Click the drive name on the left side of the disk utility window. click the "partition" tab in the window, next click the "options" tab and select GUID Partition scheme, or any Mac compatible scheme, read each explanation of the schemes. Name and resize your partitions, click apply. This is how it works running Leopard, not positive if the same applies to Tiger. I hope this helps you
My guess is incompatible file system formats....ex...win95 or win98 cannot see NTFS partitions. just a guess.
another possiblity is that logical drive exceeds the size limit that your os can recognize and work with.