Problem mounting Windows. iso-8859-1 not found.

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Fri Jan 14 20:32:10 PST 2005

J. Greenlees wrote:

> rhubarbpie at wrote:
>> I'm successfully booting into LFS 6.0 but cannot mount Windows.  I
>> receive the errors:
>> FAT: IO charset iso8859-1 not found
>> mount: wrong fs type,bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1, or too
>> many mounted file systems
>> I regularly mount Windows with my Mandrake distribution and have made
>> the entry in /etc/fstab.  I've also compiled FAT and VFAT into the
>> kernel.  I'm also attempted building both as modules without success.
>> ?
> windows is either ntfs ( nt 2k xp ) or fat / vfat ( 9x, me )
> the charset is codepage 850, not iso 8859-1
Both cp850 and iso8859-1 are needed: cp850 is needed to write short
filenames to the disk so that scandisk doesn't complain later; iso-8859-1
is che charset to convert Unicode filenames to. It must match the locale.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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