fat32's a.k.a. ?

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fat32's a.k.a. ?

Postby locutus on Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:22 pm

I'm using krusader in M5-gnome (my preferred file manager) on my laptop. On this machine is Vista (ntfs), Mint (ext3) and a 30 Gig partition for storage that I formatted as fat32 so both Mint and Vista would have easy access to anything there. I had to modify fstab to list both those partitions, and then add the folders (sda2 & sda3) in krusader to gain access to the partitions.

Access to the ntfs drive works fine. But when I click on the storage partition I get this message:

Could not mount device.
The reported error was:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'fat32'

Are fat32 partitions listed as something else? It was formatted using gparted as fat32, and when I look at it again in gparted it's listed fat32, so what did I do wrong?
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Re: fat32's a.k.a. ?

Postby msuggs on Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:45 am

use 'vfat' instead of fat32 in your fstab
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Re: fat32's a.k.a. ?

Postby locutus on Sun Sep 07, 2008 12:09 pm

Thank you. That did it.
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