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However, I cannot believe that I am doing anything strange that hasn't been done before. Find More Posts by Peacedog 02-04-2004, 06:49 PM #5 andykerouac LQ Newbie Registered: Jan 2004 Posts: 11 Original Poster Rep: fdisk /dev/hda => Unable to open /dev/hda fdisk /dev/hdb You can do that using the Windows Recovery Console and issue the command "fixmbr". https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/36590 mbr is gone...

The partitioning info is the exact same as I've always had it. fdisk unable to read /dev/hda 6. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck Afterwards I Could not boot from my windows xp hard drive.

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FAILED Attempting to correct errors... CrossroadsMay 19th, 2008, 10:06 PMIt looks to me that sda2 is an Extended partition. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Anybody have nay ideas?

fdisk Unable to read /dev/hda 12. http://haywirerobotics.com/cannot-open/cannot-open-netinet-in-h.html cirofren Linux - Newbie 2 11-06-2003 01:03 AM All times are GMT -5. If you have no disk connected you should see only loop0 but the /proc/partitions file is always there. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free.

The hard drive it the same as before. [email protected] Discussion: cant open /dev/hda (too old to reply) David Miller 2006-02-28 01:58:32 UTC PermalinkRaw Message Hi all,I'm new to FAI so please bear with me.I'm trying to install etch with After installing Ubuntu was when all my problems started and I am still unable to load Windows Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said on 2008-06-19: #5 Append the following code to the end http://haywirerobotics.com/cannot-open/cannot-open-test-qtp.html Isn't it sda5 that you should mount?

andykerouac View Public Profile View LQ Blog View Review Entries View HCL Entries Find More Posts by andykerouac 02-04-2004, 06:39 PM #4 Peacedog LQ Guru Registered: Sep 2003 Location: ASUS PCI-486SP3->fdisk /dev/sdb - unable to open /dev/sdb??? I am able to boot the 1.1.19 kernel, but when I try to fdisk /dev/sda or /dev/sdb, I get the error Unable to open /dev/sda(b).

The following command does this on a system with the "2.6.18-8.1.6.el5"-kernel:[color=FF3300]mkinitrd --omit-dmraid /boot/NO_DMRAID_initrd-2.6.18-8.1.6.el5.img 2.6.18-8.1.6.el5[/color]After this, the system has to be rebooted with the new initrd.

dstewMay 19th, 2008, 05:17 PMPost the output of sudo fdisk -l gregorio-magnoMay 19th, 2008, 09:26 PMDisk /dev/sda: 40.0 GB, 40007761920 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4864 cylinders Units = cylinders of dstewMay 16th, 2008, 07:55 PMIt could be the /dev/sda2 partition has errors on it. I get a "Unable to open /dev/hda" message when I try to. at the console (alt+F2), I try 'fdisk /dev/had' with the error "unable to open /dev/hda" .

Is there a posibility of getting Some of the data back. And, maybe there is a hidden character in the mount point name. You can also verify that the hda exists and it is assigned to your hard drive by" "sudo lshw" This way you can find the logical name of your hard drive. this content There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024, and could in certain circumstances cause problems with 1)Software that runs at boot time (eg.

sda1 maps to (hd0,0) (unless you have another disk somewhere) Can you give me the output of: "cat /proc/partitions" Kevin Mulvaney (looksee) said on 2008-06-20: #11 "no such file or directory" Failed to mount '/dev/sda2': Invalid argument The device '/dev/sda2' doesn't have a valid NTFS. I tried sudo lshw and this told me that my IDE drive was listed as a SATA drive by calling it /dev/sda, so I used "sudo fdisk /dev/sda and got the Top yves Posts: 23 Joined: 2009/02/20 08:21:17 Location: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha Re: mdadm: Cannot open /dev/hdb: Device or resource busy Quote Postby yves » 2009/03/05 21:09:27 Hi,also check the output

Is this machine hosed or what? however, I can't create any partitions using fdisk. The second paragraph should have come first. Even 'fdisk -l' shows nothing.

any help would be appreciated Regards, - Smiling Gandalf Ptero-4May 21st, 2008, 08:46 PMYou can always use photorec to get your data back. Powered by vBulletin Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. Kevin Mulvaney (looksee) said on 2008-06-20: #8 It still tells me "unable to open /dev/sda Kevin Mulvaney (looksee) said on 2008-06-20: #9 Used sudo and managed to get the following readings What does this disk look like in GPartEd? [or have I missed something obvious?] Smiling_gandalfMay 20th, 2008, 09:30 PMI have been having a similar problem; I recently decided to shrink my

After all you said you just removed from the end of the partition. Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started You can use chkdsk from Windows, or fsck /dev/sda2 to examine the disk. Log out and back in.

gregorio-magnoMay 16th, 2008, 08:13 PMI tried to use fsck but it said fsck.ext2: Permission denied while trying to open /dev/sda2 You must have r/w access to the filesystem or be root I am trying to install Slackware Linux. LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie fdisk: unable to open /dev/hda User Name Remember Me? The corresponding logical partition is /dev/sda5, and you should try to mount this.

fdisk: Cannot open /dev/hda......what now? 1 post • Page:1 of 1 All times are UTC Board index Spam Report One Search Engine, 3 million Tech Posts, 15 Million Tech Replies Modal Thanks for the advice, much apreciated Ubuntu seems to have found all the files on my hard drive, even though it says that the drive is 'unpartitioned.' only a few videos