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Old 07-31-2006, 02:13 AM   #1
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mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device


Hey,

I have a SATA WD harddisk of 250 GB (/dev/sda) with the following specifications:

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot         Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2611    20972826   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2612        5222    20972857+  83  Linux
/dev/sda3            5223        5483     2096482+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4            5484       30401   200153835    b  W95 FAT32
The first three partitions were made during the installation.
/dev/sda4 was created with fdisk and afterwards formatted with a live-cd as a FAT32 partition.

Unfortunately I am unable to mount /dev/sda4 to /mnt/Data. "mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device".

What do I wrong?
(I'm working with FC5)

Thanks, ADJ
 
Old 07-31-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/Data -t vfat

maybe?
 
Old 07-31-2006, 07:24 AM   #3
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mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/data
or
mount -t auto /dev/sda4 /mnt/data

may be what its asking for.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 04:47 AM   #4
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none of this helps. I've tried everything.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 04:53 AM   #5
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if you have no data in there or don't care even if it has, "format it once more from your current system" is what i would suggest.
Code:
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdaX
 
  


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