Joined: Feb. 2008
||Posted: June 12 2008,13:39
I had the same error message when trying to mount a secondary hard drive using: mount /dev/hdb5/ mnt/hdb5
The hard drive was physically placed in the IDE1 position and detected in the bios.
Running: cfdsik /dev/hdb showed that the hdb5 partition was created and was of FS type 83 (Linux Extended), but I still couldn't mount.
I finally figured out that I hadn't formatted the drive, so I used:
mke2fs -cv /dev/hdb5 to do so, and after the filesystem was created I could mount till the cows came home!