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Old 10-22-2002, 11:12 PM   #1
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vfat not support by kernal ????


mount -t vfat /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

returns

fs vfat not supported by kernal

replacing with iso9660 yields similar result.

What is going on?

This is RH 7.3
 
Old 10-23-2002, 01:08 AM   #2
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Have you tried without a filesystem type if your just trying to mount a cd ??
 
Old 10-23-2002, 01:49 AM   #3
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...and is this under a kernel you built yourself w/o adding vfat and iso support?
 
Old 10-23-2002, 08:37 AM   #4
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Sorry for incomplete information.

mount /dev/hdd /mnt/cdrom or mount /dev/cdrom / mnt/cdrom

all fail.

This is plain RH7.3 I don't enough to go beyond standard distributions. I don't recall seeing any option during the install to load windows fs support.

thanks
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:07 AM   #5
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The RedHat kernel doesnt have vfat support by default. You'll need to recompile your kernel with support for it. There is plenty of HowTo's on the internet that explain how to recompile the kernel, this may be alittle bit overwelming on first try but after you do it a few times it will be easy.

Sorry can't explain it to you right now, i'm at school.
 
Old 10-23-2002, 09:10 AM   #6
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Well, there is something else going on as well, I do believe RH supports vfat and iso9660 out of the box, it is ntfs that isn't included in RH stock kernel, if you do
cat /proc/filesystems
what does output look like?
 
Old 10-23-2002, 03:59 PM   #7
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RH should support vfat and iso9660, as modules if not in the kernel. Check modprobe for vfat maybe?
 
Old 10-24-2002, 06:24 PM   #8
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Hi

I ran cat /proc/filesystems

vfat is not in the list whereas iso9660 is

I have installed the same distribution on an office system (Compaq ProLiant 1600) and vfat is there - I don't understand why yes in one case and why no in the other when the same install selections have been made.

The only difference is that the office system is on the network whereas my home system is not.

I have tried starting smb and all of that but no difference.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-24-2002, 06:27 PM   #9
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I tried running modprobe however that failed saying that the dependencies file does not exist,

/lib/modules/2.4.18-14/modules.dep
 
Old 10-24-2002, 06:29 PM   #10
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Maybe it differes between the classes of installation, as an example, you got vfat on a workstation setup whereas there is no vfat support for a NFS server install. Could be it. Try recompile your kernel to include vfat as a module or builtin(it won't hurt). Search here for howtos on how to compile a kernel if you are not familiar with the procedure.
 
Old 10-25-2002, 03:09 PM   #11
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This may be obvious but to mount the CDROM you need a CD in it.

If you have a CD in the drive then I think your trying to mount a CD that has a file system unsupported by your installation.

Try putting your redhat cd in and "mount /dev/cdrom"

-tom
 
  


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