I just built a system around an Athlon 64 3200+ with an MSI K8T Neo Platinum motherboard (using the NForce3 chipset) -- I'm running Gentoo Linux (64bit mode) on the 2.6.8-gentoo-r4 kernel.
I'm using the NForce SATA controller to connect to two Hitachi 160 gig drives - sda, and sdb
My drives are partitioned like so:
sda1 = windows xp 32bit ntfs
sda2 = windows xp 64bit ntfs
sda3 = data1 vfat
sda4 = boot -- this is actually at the front of the drive, but still showes up as sda4
sdb1 = gentoo / reiserfs
sdb2 = unused reiserfs
sdb3 = data2 vfat
sdb4 = swap
Ok, obviously, there's a problem with the boot partition, like I said in the listing, it's at the beginning of the drive, but it's still showing up as sda4 -- if anyone knows how to fix that, feel free to comment, because grub really doesn't like that... I have to hand-jam the configfile command... (configfile (hd0,3)/grub/grub.conf)
anyway, here's the real problem -- maybe the two are related?
When I try to mount data1 or data2 either using the fstab:
or this way:
mount /dev/sda3 -t vfat /mnt/data1
I get the following error:
wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda3, or too many mounted file systems
I thought maybe window's chkdisk utility might correct an error on the drive, but no such luck.
When I do not specify a file system, it tells me I must.
I should also mention that my ntfs drives mount fine.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!