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Old 02-19-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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USB mass storage device file system


I have been trying to mount my USB mass storage device in my SJDS, but I keep getting the following error message:

/dev/sda1: Input/output error
mount: you must specify the file system type

Does anyone know what this message means and what kind of file system type exists on USB mass storage devices?

Old 02-19-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
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most likely it's vfat. Try
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt


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