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Hi. 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 ...
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    Cannot mount fat32 disk


    Hi.
    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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    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:
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    # 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:
    Code:
    # mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /path/to/mountpoint
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