[CentOS] Can't mount FAT32 partition

Mon Aug 29 14:03:34 UTC 2005
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 10:57:03PM +0900, Dave Gutteridge enlightened us:
> I am trying to mount a FAT32 partition in CentOS.
> I'm following the instructions on this page:
> http://www.linuxforum.com/linux_tutorials/14/1.php
> This is the line I put into /etc/fstab
> /dev/hda                /mnt/windows            vfat    
> users,owner,rw,umask=000 0 0
> And this is the error I get:
> [root at localhost mnt]# mount -a
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda,
>       or too many mounted file systems
> What is the cause of this error?

It doesn't appear that owner is a valid option for fat filesystems. Try
removing that option and see if that fixes your problem.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
(740) 593-1263
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