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Old 06-22-2001, 01:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy major/minor number

i was using kernel 2.2.16-22 till a few days back.
recently i installed the new 2.4.5.
my problem:
with the previous kernel, i was happily accesing my windows partition using mount.(eg #mount /dev/hda1 /dos).

but the new kernel on using this same command is not working and the error message that i get is:
mount error major/minor numbers do not match.

got any ideas to rectify this problem?
Old 06-25-2001, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: major/minor number

I use: # mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

for my vfat windows file. If you haven't done so, look at type 'man mount' from a terminal screen.
Old 06-25-2001, 06:57 PM   #3
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Does your kernel have dos/vfat support compiled in? I missed this on one of my first attempts at compile, couldn't get my NIC going, couldn't get online, and couldn't use a dos floppy to transfer the drivers from the win98 machine where everything I needed sat uselessly!
Just a thought.


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