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I am installing crunchbang linux (#!) to my eeePC and it is unable to start the disk partitioner. I traced the problem to partman and partman-lvm that states

No volume groups found.

So I have done some snooping, and I can get around that part of the installer (that just hangs) if I can mount my future root partition to /target and then go from there.

However, I'm having a lot of trouble with the mount command.

I want to mount /dev/sda1 to /target. /dev/sda1 is ext3.

When I try

mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /target it states: mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /target/ failed: Invalid argument.

To get a place (/target) I simply did mkdir /target. Perhaps this is not the proper way to do this?

Gracias =)

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It would be helpful to have the output for fdisk -l – user4122 Jan 24 '11 at 5:15
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You're doing it the right way. It may be that the device /dev/sda1 doesn't exist yet. You also probably don't need to specify -t ext3 since that should be default. I don't expect having it would cause any problem though.

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