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#1 2004-12-16 09:05:44

phunni
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From: Bristol, UK
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Problems mounting fat drives

Whenever I try and mount either my floppy drive or my memory stick in my clie I am told that there is either a bad block or wrong file type.

I have fat (vfat) compiled into the kernel, but it still doesn't work.  I'm confident there isn't a problem with the drives.

Can anyobne suggest anything? This is quite frustrating...

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#2 2004-12-16 12:52:50

FUBAR
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Re: Problems mounting fat drives

Does the memory stick work on an other OS?
Did you partition and format it yet?
Did you specify the file system type when trying to mount the stick?


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#3 2004-12-16 16:49:03

phunni
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Re: Problems mounting fat drives

It worked on Arch before a recent hard drive failure caused me to have to re-install on a new drive.

It was working perfectly when mounted as vfat so I don't think it needs formatting.  I try and mount it with:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/clie

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#4 2004-12-16 21:51:19

FUBAR
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Re: Problems mounting fat drives

Check dmesg to see if the stick is recognized as /dev/sda. If it is, run fdisk /dev/sda to see what partitions are on it.

If there are several partitions, mount the stick with

mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usbstick

I used to mount my stick with /dev/sda (even though it held 4 different partitions! Found that out afterwards), but today I had to repartition and format the thing, so I made one big (256MB) FAT16 partition which I now have to mount with /dev/sda1.


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