My question is similar, so I'm posting it here instead of starting a new thread...hope that's okay.
I have two hard drives installed on my computer, one dedicated to Linux (RH 8.0) and the other to windows XP. The windows drive has two partitions on it: One with the operating system and another I want to use for files shared between the two OS's. I can mount the first partition (hdb1) just fine, but I can't seem to mount the other (hdb5). The one that doesn't work is an extended partition that I created with fdisk when I first formatted the drive and installed windows XP.
I get this error when I try to mount it:
[root@localhost shared]# mount -t vfat /dev/hdb5 /mnt/shared
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb5,
or too many mounted file systems
I'm pretty sure the type is right and that I didn't give it a wrong option. Not sure what bad superblock means, and I'm not sure how many is "too many" mounted file systems (I have about 6).
Running 'fdisk /dev/hdb' then 'p' gives me:
Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 4179 33567786 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hdb2 4180 9729 44580375 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb5 4180 9729 44580343+ b Win95 FAT32
Any assistance you can give would be greatly appreciated. This has been frustrating me for quite a bit now