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Disk /dev/hdb: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hdb1 ...
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    cant mount my extended fat32 partition in slackware


    Disk /dev/hdb: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 * 1 608 4883728+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 609 5875 42307177+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hdb3 5876 7476 12860032+ a5 FreeBSD

    THis the error I get :
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb2,
    missing codepage or other error
    (aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
    instead of some logical partition inside?)
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    And this is the row in /etc/fstab :
    /dev/hdb2 /mnt/hd vfat umask=0000,dmask=0000,uid=0002,gid=users 0 0

    please help

  2. #2
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    why isnt it just a primary partition?

    its because you've made an extended partition with no logical inside

    basically you've partitioned wrong, change the fs type of the partition with fdisk, write the changes, reboot, format with a proper filesystem, then mount it.

  3. #3
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    it even tells you this in your error

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    THis the error I get :
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb2,
    missing codepage or other error
    (aren't you trying to mount an extended partition,
    instead of some logical partition inside?)

    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

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