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Old 04-30-2003, 04:06 PM   #1
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mounting vfat hd in linux

I had windows ME with two hard drives, one was about 20 gigs and the second is 50+ gigs. In windows ME i transfered all my media files and stuff to the 50 gig drive, hdb, and reformatted hda and installed red hat. my kernel is vmlinuz2.4.2-2.

What i am trying to do is mount the 50 gig drive in linux.
I do these commands
modprobe fat
modprobe vfat
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb -t vfat
and get this error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on hdb1, or to many mounted file systems.

I saw someone say they had this error trying to do this with a ntfs partition and they fixed it by getting some rpm, is there somthing like that i need to do with vfat?

here is my fdisk -l output:

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2482 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 64 514048+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 65 2482 19422585 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 65 957 7172991 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 958 1023 530113+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 1024 2481 11711353+ e Win95 FAT16 (LBA)

Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 7297 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 7297 58613121 c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

**note im trying to mount hdb1 not hda7

Old 04-30-2003, 04:49 PM   #2
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syntax is:
mount -t vfstype device dir
Old 04-30-2003, 11:04 PM   #3
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thanks but that does not matter


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