deletion of /dev files

R Kimber rkimber at
Sat Jan 14 21:36:23 UTC 2006

On Sat, 14 Jan 2006 13:44:38 -0500
Phillip Susi <psusi at> wrote:

> R Kimber wrote:
> >>Well, you probably don't want it to be in fstab, anyway.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >So, how do I know how to refer to it in a script so that I can mount
> >it and unmount it?
> >
> >  
> >
> With it's /dev name of course.  Which should not go away unless you 
> unplug the drive. 

But how do I tell it that its an ext2 system and not fat ?  Not having
an entry in fstab, it seems to expect fat, and if I try to mount it it
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so
and dmesg says
[  345.801075] FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
[  345.801085] VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda4

- Richard
Richard Kimber

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