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Old 08-09-2001
Question Mount in Mandrake

My friend is trying to mount a fat32 hd in Mandrake 8.0 and he is using this command with this result:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /home/win

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1, or too many mounted file systems


I have never mounted a fat fs on a unix box so I am asking for your help.
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Old 08-09-2001
check the mount man page. it should list avaliable filesystem types. and it might even say something about fat32.

this thread was found on a search for mount fat32 +mandrake.
Its not in english but the commands are. see what you have compaired to what he has.

http://www.flug.dk/pipermail/flug-te...il/002336.html
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Old 08-09-2001
May be you don't have vfat enabled while compiling the kernel.

First check in /proc/filesystem (if u compiled it in to kernel; usually not)
If it is not listed vfat look in /lib/modules/**kernelversion**/fs/vfat.o

If vfat is there try modprobe vfat.

Otherwise rebuild your kernel with vfat support.



# 4  
Old 08-09-2001
Well, checked it out and vfat was not in the /proc/filesystems so I did the modprobe as suggested and it did put this in the /proc/filesystems. Even with this it has returned the same error. So, now I guess we are left to rebuild the kernel....could someone instruct me on how to do this? Is this a long and difficult process? Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-09-2001
there are many extreamly well writing documents on the net on how to recompile your kernal. There are many steps, i would think a bit more then just a forum post could handle.

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Old 08-10-2001

Try:
mount -t auto /dev/hdb1 /home/win

That usually works for me...

 

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