kernel: FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems, filesystem will be case sensitive!

Bob Nielsen nielsen at
Tue Jun 7 14:05:40 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 09:04 +0100, Richard Downer wrote:
> Finn, everyone,
> On 6/6/05, fsj <fsjfsj at> wrote:
> > So my mount line is:
> > /dev/hda1  /mnt/win_c  vfat defaults,user,umask=0      0       0
> > 
> > I could have used
> > /dev/hda1  /mnt/win_c  vfat
> > defaults,user,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850      0       0
> OK, so I know what I want the mount options to be - the next question
> is how do I set them! It's not me that mounts the drives - when I plug
> in the USB HD "magic" happens behind the scenes and something mounts
> the two partitions with the iocharset=utf8 option. They don't appear
> in /etc/fstab at all. As a workaround I can manually re-mount the
> partitions without the iocharset= option, but I'm looking for a proper
> solution.
> All the hotplug and automounting stuff I do really like, it's
> definitely an improvement in my opinion, but as a Linux user of nearly
> ten years I'm pained to admit that I don't know how most of the
> hotplug magic works! ;-)

Edit /etc/fstab to include the desired parameters for the drive.

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