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

Magnus Therning magnus at
Tue Jun 7 19:08:08 UTC 2005

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:44:05PM +0300, ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY wrote:
>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).

You could use udev rules to make sure there is a link to whatever
device the hotplug thing ends up being, right?


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