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

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Tue Jun 7 18:44:05 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 11:12 -0700, Nathan Howell wrote:
> 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.
> Nathan
Here's a quote from “pmount” manual, POLICY section:
        “device is not in /etc/fstab (if it is, pmount executes ‘mount
        device’ as the calling user to handle this transparently)”

The only catch is that you are not guaranteed which “device name” will
be assigned to you hot-plugged drive, it might be “/dev/sda” or
“/dev/sdb” (or else).


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