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Old 05-29-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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utf8 error???

I mount the fat32 in /mnt/c, and run 'ls',it reports "Unicode name contains a character that cannot be converted to chosen character set.Remount with utf8 and this should work',what it means, the file name isnot Engilsh!
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It means that the filename is not English, and the character set you are using (probably US English) does not contain non-English characters (accents, umlauts, etc), so the filename cannot be displayed properly.

The UTF-8 character set does contain non-English characters, but you are not using it to display the filenames when you mount the drive; this is what the error is instructing you to do.

If you are mounting the drive manually, use mount -t vfat -o utf8 /dev/hd* /mnt/c; if you are mounting it via /etc/fstab add utf8 to the options already in the line relating to this mount point.

If you are confused by how to edit /etc/fstab, please post the contents of /etc/fstab and we will help you further.

In the meantime, you could also read man mount (type this into a terminal window to see the manual for the mount command; page down to "Filesystem-Specific Mount Options" and read the options for the vfat (FAT32) filetype.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you for you help,ereryting is OK now!


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