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Re: mount message unclear

On 14 Jun 2002, Mark Howard wrote:

> ok. The kernel will say "didn't work", but surely it must be possible to
> run another script on failure to look into the possible reasons. For
> example, it might take a look at the fs & try to guess what filesystem
> it actually is. Also, it may be useful to repeat what parameters were
> entered. For example

The kernel doesn't guess.  Mount is the one that tries several different
types, by looking at magic numbers on the device.

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