Re: Why can't I mount my 60gb hard drive?

From: David Karhi (synthetic_at_txstate.edu)
Date: 12/05/03


Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 20:38:51 GMT

On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 20:15:22 +0000, Vic wrote:

> "David Karhi" <synthetic@swt.edu> wrote in message
> news:mt5Ab.85304$Ek.23829@twister.austin.rr.com
>
>> Im pretty sure linux can handle
>> a drive that big
>
> It can.
>
> I usually get this error when I suffer from finger trouble. Why don't
> you send us the output from
>
> fdisk -l /dev/hdb
>
> [that's the letter "l", not a one]
>
> Vic.
[root@localhost sbin]# ./fdisk -l /dev/hdb
 
Disk /dev/hdb: 60.0 GB, 60022480896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7297 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
 
   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdb1 * 1 7297 58613121 c Win95 FAT3
2 (LBA)

seems okay to me.. and yet

[root@localhost sbin]# mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/davinci
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1,
       or too many mounted file systems

david