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if you have lets say an mp3player and its /dev/sda1
you should make a directory in /mnt called something like mp3player.
and then you mount the device to that dir like so:
#mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3player
if the filesystem is vfat that is....
if you would like to do that often you should edit your /etc/fstab,
you add an entry something like
/dev/sda1 /mnt/mp3player vfat defaults 0 0
did it help? please explain how you did it (if my help wasn't enough) so that others like you can see.
maybe the process of making a filesystem went wrong. if you use cfdisk (probably the same with fdisk) to make a filesystem that isn't sufficient (at least not for me). you have to download the dosfstools package and use the mkfs.vfat command. or maybe the disk is okay, have you perhaps used it in windows? then it should be okay.
Well, I think I figured out the extended partition thing. When I do fdisk -l, one of the partitions it gives me is an extended partition, this partition has the same starting value as one of my other partitions and an ending value of another. So, I think that this partition is actually just showing that those two other partitions are extended, and this is why I can not mount that listed partition.
Having an extended partition should not stop you from mounting it. All an extended partition does is reserve space for logical drives (partitions within a partition). This is due to a limit of 4 primary partitions to a single hard disk. I only suggested fdisk -l so that you could see the numbers and know which one to call out for in your mount command.
Post the results of fdisk -l if you don't mind working on this a little bit more.