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    Default Partitioning help?

    Not new to OpenSUSE, but a little thrown by some things in 11.0--

    I recently put together a system with an ECS GeForce 7050M-M motherboard. It's running pretty well with 11.0 plus or minus a few quirks-- one of them how SUSE is reading my partitions.

    The motherboard supports onboard RAID, but that functionality is disabled in the CMOS. I have two SATA drives. The primary drive is formatted dual-boot for OpenSUSE and Win7. The secondary drive has a FAT32 partition, an NTFS partition, etc.

    OpenSUSE won't let me open the secondary drive's FAT/NTFS partitions. It keeps telling me they're already mounted or busy. I was getting that "policy does not allow internal media" bit, but resolved that through YaST.

    Any ideas? I'll attach a screenshot from Partitioner as soon as I can figure out how. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: Partitioning help?

    Open a terminal and result of these:

    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    Now go su in the terminal

    Code:
    fdisk -l
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    Default Re: Partitioning help?

    Thanks.

    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part5 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part6 / ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part7 /home ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2
    /dev/mapper/asr_Linux1 _part1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part2 /windows/D ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
    debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0

    . . . and. . .


    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
    224 heads, 19 sectors/track, 36712 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 4256 * 512 = 2179072 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x3e873e86

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 13 27344 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 49 18394 39039008 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 * 18395 36712 38980704 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 18395 19380 2098198+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 19381 26403 14944934+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 26404 36712 21937542+ 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 238216 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0001feed

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 1 66576 33554272+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/sdb2 66577 233017 83886264 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdb3 233023 238202 2610562+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/dm-0: 122.9 GB, 122941341696 bytes
    16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 238214 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0001feed

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/dm-0p1 1 66576 33554272+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/dm-0p2 66577 233017 83886264 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/dm-0p3 233023 238202 2610562+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/dm-1: 34.3 GB, 34359575040 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4177 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x69737369

    This doesn't look like a partition table
    Probably you selected the wrong device.

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/dm-1p1 ? 116388 126889 84344761 69 Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-1p2 ? 105915 222310 934940732+ 73 Unknown
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-1p3 ? 1 1 0 74 Unknown
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-1p4 179626 179629 26207+ 0 Empty
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/dm-2: 85.8 GB, 85899534336 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10443 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x69205244

    This doesn't look like a partition table
    Probably you selected the wrong device.

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/dm-2p1 ? 13578 119522 850995205 72 Unknown
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-2p2 ? 45382 79243 271987362 74 Unknown
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-2p3 ? 10499 10499 0 65 Novell Netware 386
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/dm-2p4 167628 167631 25817+ 0 Empty
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

    Disk /dev/dm-3: 2673 MB, 2673216000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 325 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

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    Default Re: Partitioning help?

    You need to edit /etc/fstab. Here is a guide:
    FSTAB - Editing Manually - openSUSE Forums

    But first create 2 folders in /mnt. One called vfat, and one called ntfs
    well actually you can use any name, I just use those as examples, but if you use different names for the folders, then the folder name in the lines below need to match too.
    so you will have
    /mnt/vfat
    /mnt/ntfs

    Edit your fstab and add in the two lines I have added here:

    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part5 swap                 swap       defaults              0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part6 /                    ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 1
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part7 /home                ext3       acl,user_xattr        1 2
    /dev/mapper/asr_Linux1         _part1 /windows/C           vfat       users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_6Y080M0_Y2L0SQ5E-part2 /windows/D ntfs-3g users,gid=users,fmask=133,dmask=022,locale=en_US.U TF-8 0 0
    /dev/sdb1 /mnt/vfat   vfat   users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0
    /dev/sdb2    /mnt/ntfs    ntfs-3g    defaults    0 0
    proc                 /proc                proc       defaults              0 0
    sysfs                /sys                 sysfs      noauto                0 0
    debugfs              /sys/kernel/debug    debugfs    noauto                0 0
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      noauto                0 0
    devpts               /dev/pts             devpts     mode=0620,gid=5       0 0
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    Default Re: Partitioning help?

    Thanks, caf4926. I'm kinda curious what happened, though. Looks to me like OpenSUSE attempted to mount some partitions as RAID even though RAID wasn't enabled.

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    Default Re: Partitioning help?

    I won't even pretend to understand RAID, I don't. But I would have thought that it would be visible during install, when you use the partitioner in Custom Partitioning?
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    Default Re: Partitioning help?

    As it turned out, the solution was ultimately surprisingly simple.

    Making changes to FSTAB didn't work. . . but after nosing around Partitioner a bit, I found I could simply delete the ASR_Linux1 BIOS RAID mappings. . . and voila!

    It's a relief that I figured this out finally, 'cause my other partitions held things like my VMWare virtual machine files.

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