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Old 08-24-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Mounting a USB Flash Drive


I try to mount my USB flash drive and I get the following message:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
or too many mounted file systems


I am using Fedora Core 2, am new to Linux, and trying to learn this in class. Instructor isn't much help.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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Sometimes, the partition table is not correctly interpreted. In some cases, it works to mount the device itself (/dev/sda) instead of the partition (/dev/sda1). You could also try to re-format the flash drive under Linux.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 11:39 AM   #3
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what format is it; vfat or NTFS?
 
Old 08-25-2006, 10:23 AM   #4
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It is in the VFAT format. Or so I thought.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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As root try mount it with command:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt
 
  


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