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When i try to mount vfat then i get an error message:: Could not mount device. The reported error was: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc5, ...
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    problem mounting vfat


    When i try to mount vfat then i get an error message::

    Could not mount device.
    The reported error was:
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc5,
    missing codepage or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    what do i do now????
    Unable to mount drives ....plzz help...

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    That usually means it isn't fat or there has been some error that is making the drive unreadable
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    then what to do...i am not getting any idea...plzzz tell me what to do???

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    I don't know for sure if knoppix has it installed but you could try fsck.vfat
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    post the output of 'fdisk -l' command here.
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    Disk /dev/hdc: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdc1 * 1 1275 10241406 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hdc2 1276 9207 63713790 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hdc3 9208 9733 4225095 83 Linux
    /dev/hdc5 1276 2550 10241406 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hdc6 2551 5100 20482843+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hdc7 5101 7650 20482843+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hdc8 7651 9180 12289693+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hdc9 9181 9207 216846 82 Linux swap / Solaris


    Now what to do .....
    Simply can't mount hard disk ....
    Even pen drives............................

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    Didn't work/...................
    I tried it...but no success....
    Do u have any idea that what is the exact problem ....
    Why is it happening?????

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    create a mount_point (folder) for each partition and mount partitions manually.
    execute this
    Code:
    su -
    mkdir /mnt/hdc5
    mount -t vfat /dev/hdc5  /mnt/hdc5 -o defaults,umask=0
    ls /mnt/hda5
    replace vfat with ntfs for NTFS partitions.
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    Thanks it worked ...................
    But let me check do...
    I need to mount it every time when i reboot or it will mount automatically............
    Do u have any idea...?????

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    add code in /etc/fstab file for automatic mounting at boot up.
    Code:
    /dev/hdc5  /mnt/hdc5  vfat  defaults,umask=0 0 0
    its for hdc5 partition. make necessary changes for others.
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