From: Tony_Melia at domain Dell.com
Date: Thu 13 May 1999 - 12:52:38 IST
Wouldn't the mount command simply say msdos not supported by kernal? you
can test to see if it is by 'cat /proc/filesystems'.
From: John P. Looney [mailto:valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie]
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 1:31 PM
To: Irish LUG list
Subject: [ILUG] Re: Subject: Re: [ILUG] Stupidity!
On Tue, May 11, 1999 at 03:43:00PM +0100,
Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie mentioned:
> there's a programme called gpart on sunsite/metalab which can parse
> devices looking for superblocks. it was mentioned in a discussion on l-k
> recently and was mentioned in a very positive light..
> When I try to mount my dos based drives I get an error saying that the
> superblock couldn't be found. What does this mean?
It means that the kernel you had didn't support MSDOSFS or FAT. That's
all. The Superblock in the case of DOS is the FAT itself. If there is no
module to read that, it'll fail. It could also be that the kernel doesn't
do module autoloading. In that case, have a look in /lib/modules/*/fs, and
trying insmodding fat.o msdos.o and vfat.o
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