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i was using custom built kernel 2.6.7 peacefully
when i got the 2.6.8 kernel
i compiled that with the same config file of the krnel 2.6.7
all went fine except my vfat partitons
on mounting them i get this error
[root@gaurav root]# mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/d
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda6,
or too many mounted file systems
now i used to comple 2.6.7 with support of vfat in modules that workes
here it did not work
so i compiled the kernel with the vaft & MSDOS fs support in the kernel itself
then too the same error
i do not know how to tackle this
also kernel 2.6.7 is fine ,but i want to know what is wrong here
i also checked the new 220.127.116.11 kernel but the same problem
also i can mount my ntfs partitons
here is output of my "fdisk -l"
[root@gaurav root]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40020664320 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 446 3582463+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda2 447 3845 27302467+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 3846 4546 5630782+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 4547 4865 2562367+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda5 447 892 3582463+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 893 1402 4096543+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 1403 2868 11775613+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda8 2869 3544 5429938+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda9 3545 3845 2417751 b W95 FAT32
Did you run make oldconfig after you copied the 2.6.7 config file to the 2.6.8 dir? I knew there were some options added between 18.104.22.168 rc1 and rc2, so there might be some extra options you missed in case you didn't do a make oldconfig...
Originally posted by eqxro Did you run make oldconfig after you copied the 2.6.7 config file to the 2.6.8 dir? I knew there were some options added between 22.214.171.124 rc1 and rc2, so there might be some extra options you missed in case you didn't do a make oldconfig...
hey ui tried mak oldconfig also with my old 2.6.7 config file
t did ask me about the new settings
but that kernel also did not work out
Seeing it would have just made me feel better as I have never tried doing things like having vfat supprt without msdos support and such and so I don't know how it would behave to be honest... When I get trouble I just start from the ground up and elliminate possible problems.
mount -t vfat /dev/hdx /mnt/x
should work and if it doesn't then you have done something wrong somewhere... And I don't know if vfat depends on msdos or not...