Linux newbie needing help!

Linux newbie needing help!

Post by Owen Lloy » Mon, 01 Dec 1997 04:00:00





> > 4. I seem not to be able to read a FAT-formatted Jaz drive (which is
> > connected via an Adaptec SlimSCSI PCMCIA card and recognised as sda)
> > using $ mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/sda . The /mnt/sda dir exists, but
> > I get the usual error saying it can't read it (i see it accesses the
> > drive)... Mounting a normal partition on another SCSI disk works...
> > Any help?

> Two things about Jaz drives *may* be the problem.

> The default partition is 4 so you probably need

>         mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/sda

> If it's a fresh disk then it's write protected. You need to make it
> writeable using the Windows utilities or get a copy of jaztools
> (http://www.cnct.com/~bwillmot/jaztool/).

> --
> Paul

My $.02 worth:-

Paul is right, you are trying to mount a disk rather than a partition.
You cannot do this, you have to sepcify a partition.

Owen
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