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Mounting DOS discettes in FC4



Hi!

I have problem mounting MS-DOS discettes from Gnome. The discettes are handled by an USB discette unit from Acer.
The unit seams to be recognized when connected, as the drive makes some sounds indicating that it is trying to read the discette, and the Gnome icon in the Computer folder changes to a disk with an USB stick.


However, when I double click the disk it refuses to mount. The error dialog tells me that it need to know the file system type.

The same thing happens from the command line if I do

mount /dev/sda /mnt

but if  I do
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mount
everything works fine.

I do have vfat listed in /etc/filesystems, so why do I need to specify the filesystem type?

Any suggestions on what I'm  doing wrong, or is this a bug?

Regards
Uno Engborg


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