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Old 01-28-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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Angry Unable to mount CF - IO charset iso8859-1 not found

Well I can't mount any FAT formatted compact flash card..
When trying to mount my FAT partition, I keep getting the error from KDE:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
When I do "dmesg | tail" I get:

Unable to load NLS charset iso8859-1
FAT: IO charset iso8859-1 not found
I have try to compile as module the support and I also tried to build it within the kernel.

Uname -a
Linux toshiba #5 SMP Mon Jan 28 12:15:28 EST 2008 i686 Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 430 @ 1.73GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Please help...

Last edited by cferron; 01-28-2008 at 03:10 PM.
Old 01-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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Recompile your kernel and add it:


What it's set to is defined with:


Make sure the default code page is there too:


I'm assuming you have already kernel auto module loading...
Old 01-29-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thumbs up It worked!

Thanks for your quick help!!! Not sure what a codepage is and what is it's role, but it worked. Card is now mounting.

Thanks again.



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