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Old 12-05-2004, 04:15 AM   #1
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problems with mount


Although I have compiled vfat and ntfs support into my kernel, I can't mount either drive. On mounting one harddrive I get the error, "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1, or too many mounted file systems." This is after typing "mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hd2." I know this is the correct command because it's always worked before. On the other mount of type ntfs, I get no error message, but I cannot see my files. Got any ideas of what's going on. I just recompiled the kernel. Thanks, Bobby.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:42 AM   #2
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since the command looks good to me, I'd say its more the "too many mounted filesystems" part of the error. If something already mounted on /mnt/hd2

Is root mounting this?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:05 AM   #3
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something a little more interesting

Here's, something even stranger. Root is mounting the drives. The funny part is, is that the drives can be unmounted. Once unmounted, they cannot be mounted again. Even when they are mounted, you can't read the files. Once unmounted they cannot be remounted. This is strange for sure. Thanks for the help, but I dont think it's the too many mounted drives issue.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:22 AM   #4
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update

I looked at dmesg's output. There is a message saying
Unable to load NLS charset iso8859-1
FAT: IO charset iso8859-1 not found
However, I compiled this into my kernel.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 06:10 AM   #5
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I figured it out

Mount was indeed missing iso8859-1 support. Makemenu config has that number in paranthises under vfat support, but it doesn't seem to include it for some reason. To really include it you have to go to native language support and check that as well. One other thing that I did was reselect support for the dev filesystem. I did not select it before because the configurer said it was "obsolete". If that's true, how will I mount drives in the future, or how am I supposed to mount drives? Thanks
 
Old 12-05-2004, 06:41 AM   #6
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I wouldn't consider /dev obsolete by any means. I'm not sure why it would say that.
 
  


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