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Old 08-16-2003, 02:46 PM   #1
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Almost as Simple: Mounting FAT32 partition from ATA Controller


Thanks for the help on my previous problem mounting a drive.

(Info: RH 9, Celeron 300, Abit BH6)

This time I need to mount a drive that is attached through a promise ATA card (came with the WD drive). I am trying to mount a FAT32 partition on a WD 160gig drive.

Here is the input and error:
input: mount -t vfat /dev/hde1 /mnt/backup
Error: FAT: bogus logical sector size 64543
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 21:01.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hde1, or too many mounted file systems

Same message if I do /dev/hde and also doesn't work for /dev/hde2.
(I did make the directory for the mounting point)

Any Ideas?
Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
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hi

i believe that hde1 should be hda1 in your command

the hard disk are numbered from a to z and partitions are from 1..n. so your first hard disk is

hda

and partitions are hda1,hda2 and so on.


mount -t vfat /dev/hXX /mnt/<mount point>

should work. if you want to do this automatically just add the lines to /etc/fstab

device mountpoint filesystem options 0 0

example

/dev/hda2 /mnt/hda1 vfat defaults 0 0


is that clear?
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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I know the drive is hde... I boot of hda and hdc is on the other motherboard based IDE chain. The install also recognized it as hde.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:07 PM   #4
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can you please post the output of

fdisk -l here?

is the hde1 a vfat partition. is it formatted. do you use windows in it?. are you sure its a fat 32 partition?. just my doubts.


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rahul
 
Old 08-16-2003, 06:44 PM   #5
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Here is the output:
Disk /dev/hde: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hde1 * 1 19457 156288321 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

I have a win98se ver of command.com on it, otherwise the drive is empty.

I'm going to try formatting it again just in case.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 07:04 PM   #6
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hi

ya.thats a good idea

go ahead and let me know later on if it works if you find time'
 
Old 08-17-2003, 08:11 AM   #7
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I reformated the drive and but I still get an error message.:
input: mount -t vfat /dev/hde1 /mnt/backup
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hde1,
or too many mounted file systems

I did notice something odd when I ran fdisk -l again:
Disk /dev/hdc: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 * 1 4866 39086113+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

Notice the + symbol in the blocks column. Could this mean anything? (I can mount this drive w/ no problems).
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:50 AM   #8
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hi

sorry no idea abt that +.search the man pages or google it
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:31 PM   #9
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Any more ideas why I can' t mount the 160 gig drive? How does one tell if there are too many file systems mounted? What is the limit?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:35 PM   #10
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hi

i am not sure abt the limit.umount some other partitions and check. if you dont have any data reformat it as ext3 or reiserfs and check again.

cat /proc/filesystems should list vfat.check it out too.
 
  


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