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Old 07-19-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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fdisk and mount dont agree on file system type (fat32 vs. ntfs)


here's a weird one:
Code:
[root@hyper root]# fdisk /dev/hdb
Command (m for help): p
 
Disk /dev/hdb: 15.3 GB, 15307407360 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1861 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *        66        75     80325   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2          1384      1860   3831502+   f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb3             1        65    522081   82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb4            76      1383  10506510   83  Linux
/dev/hdb5          1384      1860   3831471    7  HPFS/NTFS
 
Partition table entries are not in disk order
 
Command (m for help):
i hit d to delete hda5, then n for new partition, t for type (c fat32)

so now it looks like this:
Code:
Command (m for help): p
 
Disk /dev/hdb: 15.3 GB, 15307407360 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1861 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *        66        75     80325   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2          1384      1860   3831502+   f  Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hdb3             1        65    522081   82  Linux swap
/dev/hdb4            76      1383  10506510   83  Linux
/dev/hdb5          1384      1860   3831471    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
 
Partition table entries are not in disk order
 
Command (m for help):
here is what happens when i try to mount:
Code:
[root@hyper root]# mount /dev/hdb5 /mnt/hdb5
mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
[root@hyper root]# mount -t vfat /dev/hdb5 /mnt/hdb5
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb5,
       or too many mounted file systems
please let me know how to mount it.

Last edited by schneidz; 07-19-2006 at 06:52 PM.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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Reboot (presuming you did remember to write the altered partition table back to disk)
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
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Did you FORMAT the partition at any point?
 
Old 07-20-2006, 11:12 AM   #4
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thank you, no i didn't format

what is the appropriate command to format a fat32 partition?

i'll try google and repost if i find anything.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
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Generally, the following is sufficient:
Code:
mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/hdb5
 
  


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