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    Cannot mount fat32 disk

    Well, my formatted fat32 disk doesn't want to mount, as simple as that. The error is "Can't find /dev/hdb1 in etc/fstab or etc/mstab". I'm a complete noob, so I don't know how to fix that. Could someone help me please?

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    Linux Engineer Zelmo's Avatar
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    Jan 2006
    Riverton, UT, USA
    How exactly are you trying to mount it?
    From the error you stated, it sounds like you're using the command line and entering something like this:
    # mount /dev/hdb1
    That works fine if there's an entry in /etc/fstab to define where hdb1 should get mounted and what options to use, but in your case there's apparently not an entry for hdb1. You can either edit /etc/fstab and add a line for that disk, or use a longer command-line mount, such as:
    # mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /path/to/mountpoint
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