Mount Failed: Invalid Arguement

Hi all;

I have a Dell Demension V400 with 128 megs of ram and an 8 gig maxtor hard drive
I am installing Linux 6.0

Partition Schema

/      hda1  3 gig   Linux Native
Designated for root
/u01   hda3  502 mb  Linux Native
Designated for Oracle 8.0.5 for Linux
/hda1  hda4  305 mb  Dos 16bit >= 32
Designated for DOS system
/nt    hda6  3 gig   Dos 16bit >= 32
Designated for NT
blank  hda7  603mb   Linux Swap
Self explanitory
/u02   hda8  300mb   Linux Native
Designated for file storage

Problem:
Partition goes fine
Install of ext2 system for /dev/hda1 goes fine
Install of /dev/hda3 seems to go fine then I get the following error:

ERROR

Mount Point Failure: Invalid Arguement.

Does anyone know how to get around this thank

Pyramid...
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biardConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Agreed, but I was only offering that as a possibility.  I was not 100% sure.  Don't worry about hurting my feelings.  I don't profess to be a complete guru by any means.  Just trying to help out.  If I was correct, I appreciate the points.  Sorry for the delay.  I was out of town for a week.
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biardCommented:
I don't think you can have a mount point called "/hda1" as you do for partition hda4.  That is probably an invalid mount point name.  Try to change it to something that doesn't resemble a partition name.
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patowicCommented:
/hda1 should be a valid mount point, provided the directory exists.  Have you already made the /u02, /hda1 and /nt directories?
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patowicCommented:
Okay, after checking my own /etc/fstab, are all your lines in this format:

device   mount point   type   flags # # ?

thus, mounting my root partition is:

/dev/hda4   /    ext2  defaults   1 1
/dev/hda5   swap swap  defaults   0 0
/dev/hda1   /w95 vfat  defaults   0 0
   
Does that help?
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patowicCommented:
/hda1 should be a valid mount point, provided the directory exists.  Have you already made the /u02, /hda1 and /nt directories?
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pyramidAuthor Commented:
The directory schema according to the Druid partitioning system is as follows

Logical Name, Physical Name and disk location, Size of space, Type of space

thanks

P....
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DVBCommented:
hd* is reserved for physical devices. biard is right. Try changing the name to something else. You can always change mount points later, by creating the directories and editing /etc/fstab.
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pyramidAuthor Commented:
Yes I did discovered that when I repartitioned with different names so I will award biard the points. But I will need a proposed answer.

thanks for your help, no doubt I will be asking more questions in the future..

P
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patowicCommented:
/hda1 is a valid mountpoint.

[root@catscratch /root]# df -k
Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda4            1014655  675657   286582     70%   /
/dev/hda1            1048032  567296   480736     54%   /hda1
[root@catscratch /root]#

See?  You must have changed something else.  Biard is not right.
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DVBCommented:
Patovic, the problem lies only during the installation phase, look up the log file in /tmp.
The mount points can always be changed later to suit your needs.
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patowicCommented:
If that's so, then someone should email redhat to tell them their installation program is braindead, and Baird should accept my heartfelt apology ;)
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patowicCommented:
Oh, and for anyone else who happens to read this:  avoid disk druid like the plague.  It's buggy.  fdisk works as advertised, and I've never had problems with it.  Disk druid, on the other hand, has been a 50-50 proposition for me:  50% of the time it mostly works, 50% of the time it doesn't work at all...
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