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Old 01-06-2005, 04:22 AM   #1
vinayachandra
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Problem with mounting windows partition


I have 3 vfat and one ntfs partitions

they are hdb1,hdb7,hdb9 (all vfat) and hdb5(ntfs) out of these I am not able to mount hdb7 ...

I have created the destination directories

when I used "fdisk -l" it showed hdb7 is a FAT16 partition but hardware browser in genome shows it is FAT32 partition

The error I am getting is
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb7,
or too many mounted file systems

Last edited by vinayachandra; 01-06-2005 at 06:26 AM.
 
Old 01-06-2005, 05:45 AM   #2
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What's your mount command and/or fstab entry?

How was the filesystem created, on what OS and version?

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Old 01-06-2005, 06:56 AM   #3
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The linux OS is fedora core 3,

i have added the following lines to fstab
Code:
/dev/hdb1   /mnt/win_c      vfat   defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb5   /mnt/win_d     ntfs    ro,defaults,umask=0222 0 0
/dev/hdb7   /mnt/win_e     vfat    defaults 0 0
/dev/hdb9   /mnt/win_f     vfat    defaults 0 0
here /dev/hdb7 is not mounting

i have also tried the command
Code:
  mount /dev/hdb7 /mnt/win_e
when i used fdisk, it showed hdb7 as FAT16 partition, but hardware management tool in genome shows hdb7 as FAT32

Last edited by vinayachandra; 01-06-2005 at 06:58 AM.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 05:09 AM   #4
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Hmm, since you didn't specify how the filesystem was created on that partition, I'm going to assume you used a version of windows to create it/format it.

If you can, back up that data to a working/usable partition or CD (if you can't, good luck...). Then, follow along:

We will change the ID of the partition to a Win95/FAT32 partition using fdisk:

/sbin/fdisk /dev/hdb7

Press "L" without the quotes and lowercase and hit Enter

Feel free to play around and try variations of b, c, or f

To change the label, press "t" without the quotes and then choose b,c, or f

Then, remember to write your changes (again, remember to back up your data first, even though it's not likely to lose your data, it's not safe to take a chance when messing with the partitions):
Hit "w" without the quotes, and Enter to write and quit.

After each change, try to mount the device again, using vfat, and of course, use the full mount command:
/bin/mount /dev/hdb7 -t vfat -o umask=000 /mnt/win_e

Good Luck!

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Old 01-12-2005, 03:43 PM   #5
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Hi thanks for the solution!!!

I usedwindows utility to convert the FAT32 .

Now i am able to mount the partition

Thanks
 
  


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