Mount: special device /dev/hdb5 doesnt exist.

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    Question Mount: special device /dev/hdb5 doesnt exist.

    I am multi-booting with Linux Mandrake 9.1. I just booted it up and got these messages:

    1. Mounting local filesystems Mount: special device /dev/hdb5/ doesn't exist.
    2. Bringing up eth0: failed

    But yet I am running Konqueror right now and everything seems to be working fine.

    What do these mean? Does #1 mean that perhaps I changed the number of partitions through Windows and Linux still expects the partition to be there? If so how do I fix this?

    Also, I assume that eth0 is my ethernet connection, but if it failed how come I can browse the internet without any problems? Or am I missing the point?
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    Are you sure that the file is /dev/hdb5/ and not /dev/hdb5? The problem is that a directory called /dev/hdb5 wont exist and that may be the problem.
    Is that the only message you get? Even if it fails on start-up, getting an IP address will be backgrounded or it may even be manually assigned at some point, although not likely.
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    for future reference windows doesn't even know those partitions are there, so that can be ruled out as a cause (unless you formatted them to fat)
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    I know that Windows doesn't know or care I just need to know how to get Mandrake to stop caring! Each time I boot up it lists this and says 'failed'.
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    man fstab

    modifying /etc/fstab will shut up the complaints about /dev/hdb5

    type df to get a bit of info about your partitions


    man ifconfig

    that will show you how to set up your interface, or sometimes the distribution keeps the info in ( redhat maybe mandrake as well ) /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles or somewhere around there where you can edit the boot configuration of the interfaces.

    or just stop it loading the interfaces at boottime by editing the scripts in /etc/rc.d or /etc/inittab type

    man init

    for more info

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    yea but don't just go editing fstab in any text editor. make sure you get a utility meant for editing it 'cuz the spacing and tabbing is crucial. you add a space or delete a space, even if it looks right, it won't work right. i don't know any programs off the top of my head but ask around or look through utilities for fstab

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    i just used kedit
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    i dont think it's that important i've always just used kedit and never had a prob and i dont know of any utilities for writing entries to the file.

    from the man page
    >>Each filesystem is described on a separate line; fields on each line are separated by tabs or spaces.
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    Thank you all for your help I will give it a try when I get back to town!
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