[techtalk] fstab query.
Lighthouse Keeper in the Desert Sun
ccovingt at one-eyed-alien.net
Mon Mar 6 11:57:09 EST 2000
On Mar 6, aaron conjectured:
> Change msdos to vfat in the fstab. Line 4 is probably the filesystem
> type that it's complaining about. I don't believe "auto" is valid.
According to a message from Feb 16, from K-H Zimmer, it is. I'd cut and
paste, but that's a pain in pine.
However, man mount gives this:
The type iso9660 is the default. If no -t option
is given, or if the auto type is specified, the
superblock is probed for the filesystem type
(minix, ext, ext2, xiafs, iso9660, romfs are sup-
I just want my floppy drive to read my dos formatted floppies without
yelling about it. Yeah, mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 works, but it's a pain.
> The vfat option mentioned above assumes you have vfat support in your
> kernel. Do a cat /proc/filesystems to see if it is supported.
When it had vfat as the fstype, it didn't list any of the directories with
long filenames. At all. None. c:\program files wasn't there. So i
switched it back to msdos, got all the filenames back, thought truncated,
and moved on.
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