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

Nathan Howell nathan at
Tue Jun 7 18:12:57 UTC 2005

On Tue, 07 Jun 2005 07:05:40 -0700, Bob Nielsen wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 09:04 +0100, Richard Downer wrote:
>> 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.
> Edit /etc/fstab to include the desired parameters for the drive.

Hotplugged devices like this aren't in fstab. That's what pmount is for,
to handle mounting of removable devices without messing with /etc/fstab. I
don't know how to (or if you can) set options for pmount though.


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