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Old 09-05-2011, 12:54 AM   #1
snakeman34
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USB drive fat32 format will not mount


I have a fat32 usb drive that will not mount
type is vfat
error is invalid argument when mounting
/dev/sda1 to /mnt/usb
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:09 AM   #2
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Carefully check the /etc/fstab entry, and also make sure that the necessary filesystem support is available in the kernel. Try specifying the filesystem type in the mount command. Check for messages in /var/log/messages et al.
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #3
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How was it formatted & which distro is being used?
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
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and the full command you used
and the full error would help

/dev/sda1 should NOT be a usb drive it should be the very first linux partition
most likely it is the boot partition


almost every modern OS will auto mount if you plug it in .
 
Old 09-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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I am running openwrt on a DIR-825 router trying to make it a pirate box.
usb drive was formated in linux ubuntu to a fat32
error message "mount: mounting dev/sda1 on /mnt/usb failed: invalid argument
now when viewing dev dir I then plug in the usb stick and thes dev's show up
"1-1" "sda1" "sda" and they leave when I unplug it but none of them mount to usb
 
Old 09-05-2011, 08:51 PM   #6
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there was another file that openwrt was that covered the naming convention for English and they have different ones for different languages.
downloaded that file and it mounted just perfect and finished my piratebox project off.
 
  


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