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Re: HPFS: Bad Magic

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Haines Brown wrote:
> I'm running debian sarge on a box that has two hard disks attached,
> and it turns out that my debian disk is seen as (hd1,0),
> root="/dev/sdb1".
> Also on the SCSI bus is an _old_ 2Gb hard disk that has an OS/2 system
> on it, and I'd like to mount this disk to cull some old files from it.
> I create a /mnt/os2 mount point and so:
>   # mount /dev/sda /mnt/os2 -t hpfs
>   HPFS: Bad Magic ... Probably not HPFS
> Dmesg says:
>   VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on device (sd8,0).
> I presume the OS/2 disk device file is sda rather than sda1. Why is
> the device interface file sd8 being used?
> Any suggestions about how to proceed?

# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/os2 -t hpfs

Try adding a partition number.

Also, are you *sure* that that drive is the first machine on the
SCSI bus?  dmesg should have a list of devices it found on the each bus.

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