Failed to save mount : '/dev/sda1' is already assigned to be mounted

  • bookie56

    bookie56 - 2014-01-13

    OK! strange topic title but this is crazy....
    I have installed Debian 7 Wheezy netinstall on a USB flash drive to save hard drive Connections in computer...
    On this drive I let Debian format the whole USB and sda1, sda2, sda3 were created.
    I didn't have any other drives connected at the time...and Webmin sees these drives as sda1 etc.
    I then connected 3x3TB drives and formatted them with gparted and gpt. Now gparted sees my drives as.
    /dev/sda1 2.73TB
    /dev/sdb1 2.73TB
    /dev/sdc1 2.73TB
    /dev/sdd1 is the USB with sdd1 sdd2 and my swap sdd5

    Now in fstab sda1 sda2 and sdd5 have been assigned to the USB and so when I try to mount the sda1 2.73 drive as d2p1 in my mounts the above message comes up...not so strange but how do I get around this problem?
    When I try to add the mount the drive comes up as SATA Devices A, B, and C


  • bookie56

    bookie56 - 2014-01-13

    Hi again!
    OK! Solved it....God you live and learn...

    Well, I Went to partitions on local disks and sure enough the problem was there...

    For some reason SATA Disk A had been assigned a mount Point in /media/(as USB0)?

    I checked fstab and sure enough it was there as well...find it a bit strange especially as no drives apart from the USB were connected when I installed Debian, so why did fstab get such a strange mount?

    I unmounted and rebooted and could assign my disks....


  • gandolf

    gandolf - 2014-06-29
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