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Old 12-10-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
meisjohn
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Question mounting W95 FAT32 LBA in Slack 9.1


Hey all, I spent some time looking through the archives, and i've read the man pages for mounting and fstab, but i can't quite figure out why hda8 will not mount. it gives me the following error:

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/hda8 /win
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda8,
       or too many mounted file systems
here are the details of my harddrives, etc. :

Code:
# fdisk -l
 
Disk /dev/hdd: 30.0 GB, 30020272128 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3649 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdd1               1          39      313236    6  FAT16
/dev/hdd2             502        3649    25286310    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdd3   *          40         404     2931862+  83  Linux
/dev/hdd4             405         501      779152+  83  Linux
/dev/hdd5             502         959     3678853+  83  Linux
/dev/hdd6             960         960        8001   83  Linux
/dev/hdd7             961        3649    21599361    7  HPFS/NTFS
 
Partition table entries are not in disk order
 
Disk /dev/hda: 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/hda1               1        1216     9767488+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2   *        1217        2189     7815622+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3            2190        2311      979965   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda4            2312       19457   137725245    5  Extended
/dev/hda5            2312        3527     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6            3528        4500     7815591   83  Linux
/dev/hda7            4501        5716     9767488+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8            5717       19457   110374551    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
with /etc/fstab:
Code:
/dev/hda3        swap             swap        defaults          0   0
/dev/hda2        /                reiserfs    defaults          1   1
/dev/hda5        /usr             reiserfs    defaults          1   2
/dev/hda6        /home            reiserfs    defaults,owner    1   2
/dev/hda7        /rand            reiserfs    defaults,users,rw 1   2
/dev/hda8        /win            vfat        defaults,users,rw,umask=000  1   0
/dev/hdd1        /oldwin          vfat        defaults,users,rw 1   0
/dev/hdd3        /linux27	  reiserfs    defaults          1   2
/dev/hdd4        /home27          reiserfs    defaults          1   2 
/dev/hdd7	 /win2k		  ntfs        defaults,users,ro 1   0
/dev/cdrom       /cdrom           iso9660     noauto,users,ro   0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner      0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620    0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults          0   0
Any suggestions?

Thanks,
John
 
Old 12-11-2003, 01:12 AM   #2
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try -t msdos...
 
Old 12-11-2003, 04:37 AM   #3
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have you tried to just use mount /dev/hda8 in fstab you already told it where to mount and as what type of file system.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 06:42 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Caeda
try -t msdos...
Code:
# mount -t msdos /dev/hda8 /win2
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda8,
       or too many mounted file systems


Quote:
Originally posted by Zero-0-Effect
have you tried to just use mount /dev/hda8 in fstab you already told it where to mount and as what type of file system.
Code:
# mount /dev/hda8
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda8,
       or too many mounted file systems

Neither works. Thanks for your suggestions though.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 08:55 AM   #5
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I hate to ask this, but since you don't specify that the partition has data on it and I can't figure out anything else - have you formatted the partition as FAT32, or is it just of type FAT32?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 09:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
I hate to ask this, but since you don't specify that the partition has data on it and I can't figure out anything else - have you formatted the partition as FAT32, or is it just of type FAT32?
Unfortunately, your question is not completely unfounded... In fact, i thought of this this morning as i was sitting in class. It is a clean partition on a new drive. I thought i formatted the drive, but my guess is that i may have forgotten to do that one. We will find out when i get back to my desktop.

Thanks for all your help.
 
  


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