When I try to mount a partition other than the one I use for Arch, I get the following error message (if, for example, I type "mount /dev/sda5"):
mount: mount point /mnt/sda5 does not exist
My /etc/fstab looks like this:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
# These appear as they were written by the installer.
# The first three make sense to me, even if I don't understand them.
# <file system> <dir> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cd iso9660 ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd udf ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/fl vfat user,noauto 0 0
#These are a total mystery.
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tempfs defaults 0 0
#These correspond to my HD partitions.
#Windows partition (featuring MBR).
/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs noauto,users,umask=0222 0 0
#This is where the good stuff happens.
/dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda3 / ext3 defaults 1 1
#These are mostly for fruiting around.
/dev/sda5 /mnt/sda5 ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0
/dev/sda6 /mnt/sda6 ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0
/dev/sda7 /mnt/sda7 ext3 noauto,users.exec 0 0
/dev/sda8 /mnt/sda8 ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0
#This is a fat32 partition, in case something needs to go from one
#OS to the other.
/dev/sda9 /mnt/sda9 vfat noauto,users,exec 0 0
Except for the active partitions, this is how I had my fstab set up in the distro I'm trying to switch over from, so I'm stumped as to what the problem is.
Sounds like you don't have the mount point - in this case /mnt/sda5
Do this (as root):
Thanks for the tip. Things showing up nicely.