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Old 15th January 2006, 05:49 PM
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Unhappy Error: mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Here is what I put in
dmesg
I get

Vendor: SAMSUNG Model: DIGIMAX 420 Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
SCSI device sda: 499712 512-byte hdwr sectors (256 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 06 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 499712 512-byte hdwr sectors (256 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 06 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: sda1

So I try

[root@localhost panama]# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera

I get

mount: you must specify the filesystem type

any help would be great
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Old 17th January 2006, 04:59 PM
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the command should be like this:

mount -t <filesystem type> /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera

filesystem type is like ext2, ext3, vfat, fat16, reiser, smbfs, ntfs. Whatever the drive was formatted as.

If you go to Applications > System tools > Hardware browser > hard drives, you should be able to get this.

If it was formatted under windows 2000/XP, it's probably ntfs, in which case you will need to download the drivers (linux-ntfs.sf.net).
Under previous versions, it should be vfat, unless a very old one will have fat16, or worse fat12.

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Old 24th January 2006, 02:26 PM
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I tried the above, to mount my second ext2 drive that has a fedora installation on it. This is what I got.
[root@localhost ~]# mount -t ext2 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/fedora1
[root@localhost ~]# cd /mnt/fedora1
[root@localhost fedora1]# dir
config-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 lost+found
grub System.map-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
[root@localhost fedora1]# cd grub
[root@localhost grub]# dir
device.map grub.conf~ reiserfs_stage1_5 vstafs_stage1_5
e2fs_stage1_5 iso9660_stage1_5 splash.xpm.gz xfs_stage1_5
fat_stage1_5 jfs_stage1_5 stage1
ffs_stage1_5 menu.lst stage2
grub.conf minix_stage1_5 ufs2_stage1_5

I am not seeing the home/folders and whats under them. How can I do this. Thanks
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Old 24th January 2006, 05:20 PM
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That's because you didn't mount a /home partition, you mounted a /boot partition.
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Old 24th January 2006, 08:10 PM
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Thanks for responding. Could you please tell me how to do this. Thanks
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Old 24th January 2006, 08:28 PM
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grndplane, hijacking threads is not nice!!

create your own, or learn from the existing ones



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Old 24th January 2006, 08:29 PM
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panamaszr12, most portable devices use fat32 partitions, so try to use
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/camera


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Old 24th January 2006, 08:37 PM
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Sorry Mat, I just didn't want to start a new thread for this. Its and ext2
Fedora Core 4 installation that I accidentally copied to much data too. It want boot anymore, so I am trying to get at it from another installation which is now hda, and the old installation is on hdb. Again sorry I didn't know it wasn't allowed to post in a similar thread.
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Old 24th January 2006, 08:47 PM
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strictly speaking, it's not forbidden, problem is, that the OP is mostly forgotten and thus not getting the help he needs



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