Can't mount vfat partition

Méher Khiari meher at
Fri Dec 24 23:50:19 PST 2004

Verifiy what type of fat you have with fdisk (it may not be vfat, just fat).
try :
mount -t auto /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows
good luck

"dienadel" <no at> a écrit dans le message de
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> Hello,
> I'm with LFS-6.0, and don't know why i can't mount the windows partitions
> (they are vfat, W98). This happen even as root.
> What i have always done:
> mount -t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows
> Now, the error i have is:
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda2,
>        or too many mounted file systems
> Here is the kernel configuration:
> [*] MSDOS fs support
> [*] VFAT (Windows-95) fs support
> (437) Default codepage for FAT
> (iso8859-1) Default iocharset for FAT
> [ ] NTFS file system support
> /dev/hda2 is corectly created by udev, the /mnt/windows exists.
> With LFS-5.1 i can correctly access to the windows partition (the same way
> explained before), but only with kernel-2.4. If i started with a kernel of
> the 2.6 series, the error was the same.
> I've read the /usr/src/linux/Documentation/filesystems/vfat.txt, but
> nothing.
> I don't know what can be wrong.
> any help?
> Thanks
> dienadel

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