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I am a newbie of Linux. And when I try to use 'mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt' in STLinux, I got the error as titled. Below is the print of 'cat /proc/filesystems'. I don't know why there is a 'lfat' instead of 'vfat'. Also I don't know whether this is something related to this issue. Please help me. Thank you in advanced.
hmmm ... it is curious. I unfortunately do not know much about this distribution What happens if you try to mount
the drive without specifying a type? Also, are you sure it is in fact a vfat formatted drive?
"are you sure it is in fact a vfat formatted drive?"
I'm guessing that is your problem. You haven't said what is on /dev/sda1, but if it is windows it is probably ntfs instead of vfat. If that's the case you will need another package to be able to access it.
You can discover what it is by running gparted (might be in your distro, or might need to download it, or run it from a live cd that has it. Be careful with it. It will give yo the information, but it is a powerful program that can mess up your system if you con't read the directions.