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Old 06-19-2004, 11:24 PM   #1
gbarny
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fstab vfat read write prob


Hi

I have three HDD's

what I would like is
1 EXT3 (O/S)
2 NTFS(Read access, only files, no O/S loaded)
3 FAT32(Read Write Access, currently blank)

I am having problems getting the fat32 drive to read write, any help would be appreciated.

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdd,fs=auto,ro,exec,--,umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0022,user 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /mnt/win_c2 vfat users,owners,rw 0 0
/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0

This config gives me the error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc1,
or too many mounted file systems

MDK 10 Official
kernel 2.6


Hope this makes sence, I have only been speaking english for 34 years.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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I've had similar problems. Right now I have two hard drives. One is 40 GB and has both Windows and Linux installed. The other is 812 MB big (it's about 10 years old; a friend gave me a computer with it inside, so I had to find some use for it) and is completely filled with a FAT partition. Right now, I'm having issues with my Linux modem driver, so I have to boot Windows to access the Internet. When I want transfer something from Windows to Linux (usually downloads, like Linux sources), I put it onto the second hard drive. Since I got the same errors when I tried to use /etc/fstab, what I did was put "mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb1" (this could of course, be any directory, I just made my own there) in my bash profile for root. This way, I could log in as root and transfer the files. I still can't write to the second hard drive in Linux, presumably because of FAT.

Since I don't usually login as root, using /etc/fstab would really be nice. At least in my situation, though, since compiling and installing the kernel takes root access, it's not too bad.

What confuses me is why you have NTFS or FAT partitions when you don't have Windows installed. Why not just use good ol' ext3?

lasindi
 
Old 06-20-2004, 01:08 AM   #3
gbarny
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It works.
This seems to work, but I don't know how i did it, this is a result of trial and error

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdd,fs=auto,ro,exec,--,umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0022,user 0 0
none /mnt/win_c2 supermount dev=/dev/hdc1,fs=vfat,exec,--,umask=0,users 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0
 
Old 06-20-2004, 01:19 AM   #4
gbarny
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It works.
This seems to work, but I don't know how i did it, this is a result of trial and error

/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdd,fs=auto,ro,exec,--,umask=0,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,noauto 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0022,user 0 0
none /mnt/win_c2 supermount dev=/dev/hdc1,fs=vfat,exec,--,umask=0,users 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda1 swap swap defaults 0 0

Quote:
Originally posted by lasindi
What confuses me is why you have NTFS or FAT partitions when you don't have Windows installed. Why not just use good ol' ext3?
lasindi
It's not confusing, the NTFS drive is a120GB drive full to capacity and I can't be bothered copying it off, redo the drive FS and copying it back, I only ever use it to referance data and havent yet needed to write too it. and the FAT32 drive is mounted in a HDD caddy that I take to work.

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