Re: Drive proving stubbornly unmountable
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On Tue, 02 Jun 1998, Damon Muller wrote:
>> Possible error sources are :
>> -the partition was never made a vfat partition by
>> Windows95, but is still a fat partition
>Sort of don't think this would be it, as it had files with long file
>names in it. I don't think that is possible under FAT.
>> -your kernel does not support the vfat fs
>> Try mounting it as a fat partition or check whether your kernel supports vfat.
>> If it does not, you can either recompile it with vfat support or load the
>> appropriate module.
>Okay, quick question here. I tried mounting it and it said (can't
>remember exact error) something about FAT not being supported by the
>kernel. I thought this was a bit wierd, as I thougth I compiled it in,
>and went back thru my kernel setup in make menuconfig. Accounding to
>that, fat support should have been compiled into the kernel, not as a
>module (yeah, can't rememebr what I was thinking at the time...)
>I seem to recall that vfat sort of needed fat to work (tho my memory
>could be failing me...), would it matter if vfat was a module, and fat
>was compiled into the kernel? More to the point, if it was compiled into
>the kernel, why does it say it isn't supported by the kernel...
>Confusing! Or maybe I'm just stupid today...
if you can't mount it as fat16 nor as vfat, NT propably formated the drive as
fat32. I don't know very much about that, but you could have a look at
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