Howdy, I've searched around and can't find a replication of my exact problem. I had a reasonably nice file server running at home. I ended up killing the motherboard but that's not the subject of this post. I did a fresh install of Fedora 7 on an older Pentium III box I had in the garage. I took the data drive from my other (now not booting) server and tried to set it up as the second drive in the new box. I can see the drive, listed as sdb1, and fdisk shows the following information: Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 30401 244196001 83 Linux I used the e2label command to assign a label name to the drive, as follows: /sbin/e2label /dev/sdb1 /netstore Then I added the label to the fstab file as follow: /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1 LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2 LABEL=/netstore /netstore ext3 defaults 1 2 tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0 devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0 sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0 proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0 I created a directory /netstore I attempted to manually mount the drive from the command line but it doesn't work. It just keeps telling me: [[email protected] mount: mount point /netstore does not exist Now I'm troubled by the results of the following command; Disk /dev/sdb1: 250.0 GB, 250056705024 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30400 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk /dev/sdb1 doesn't contain a valid partition table What happened to my partition table? Is my data gone? It's a serious load of MP3s... I might add, thought I don't know if it has anything to do with anything... the BIOS on the computer doesn't show a 250GB drive but a 136GB drive... as I mentioned, it's an old computer. When I did the installation I deselected the second drive and told Fedora to only use the 40GB primary drive. Would it have touched the second drive in any way during installation?