RE: [Linux-ia64] FAT32 file system not mounting on IA-64

From: Ahna, Christopher J <>
Date: 2000-11-18 11:17:14

I haven't had any trouble with FAT32.  Make sure that VFAT support is in
your kernel and try

	mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/$(SOME_DIR)

This has always worked in my case.  Hope this helps, thanks,


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 3:40 PM
Subject: [Linux-ia64] FAT32 file system not mounting on IA-64

Has anyone tried using a FAT32 file system on an IA-64 Linux box?  While
this works on my IA-32 system (kernel 2.4.0-test9), this fails on my IA-64
system (same kernel).

(use fdisk to make one big sdb1 partition, 18GB or so)
mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sdb1
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/fat32-1

On IA-64, I get the following error:
Directory 1: bad FAT	(from linux/fs/fat/inode.c)
File system panic (dev 08:11)
  FAT error		(from linux/fs/fat/misc.c)
  File system has been set read-only.

If the file system previously existed, after the (read-only) mount, I can
only see garbage.  I suspect that the on-disk data structures as defined in
the kernel are not 64-bit clean, but that's just a guess.  Any pointers are

Matt Domsch
Dell Enterprise Systems Group
Linux Development Team

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