Originally Posted by jo_smithey
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/myDrive
root@ubuntu:/mnt/myDrive# sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/myDrive
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
dmesg | tail
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda1.
Are we trying to mount the internal drive /dev/sda apparently or the external drive, connected by a USB thing??
If we are after the sda thing we are basically getting there. The above messages *probably* say it is there and so on, it is just that the file system type is wrong - it is not vfat - or the file system is buggered. Is there any reason to believe it is buggered?
Try it with -t ntfs as originally. Try it with sda2 instead of sda1. Does -t auto make any sense? Could look in mount's manual.
Don't know, have you already posted the output of