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Old 05-29-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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Can't mount windows file system


Every since I did a kernel update I've been having issues mounting my windows partition. I accidently tried mounting the windows partition as a EXT3 file system and thought that was the problem

When I tried to mount it I get the following

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda3,
or too many mounted file systems

I've formatted the partition and reinstalled windows (making sure it was FAT). I have compiled FAT support in my kernel.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 05-29-2005, 02:00 AM   #2
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Perhaps you should mention exactly the way you're trying to mount the partition. Manually, using 'mount ...' or through fstab? And which is the syntax you're using in both cases.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 10:06 AM   #3
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I''ve tried it through fstab and manually. It gives me the same error either way

my line in fstab says "/dev/hda3 /mnt/windows vfat noatime 0 0", which is what I used before.

When I try to mount it manually I do this "mount -t vfat /dev/hda3 /mnt/windows"
 
Old 05-29-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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another peace of information. If I boot to the gentoo cd it mounts fine.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 11:12 AM   #5
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what is the result of the command:lsmod | fat

and: cat /proc/filesystems

Also, did you remember to make a new "initrd" file after compiling a new kernel? It could be that the vfat module is in the initrd file that is missing.

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