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By e.peake ·
When i try to mount my windows partion under linux i get an error message telling me that i have a bad superblock or to may file systems are mounted.

The system will boot into windows without any problems but ui just can't get at the data from linux.

Is there a fault with my hard disk, i have just perchased a new 15Gb disk to install but am putting it off untill i'm sure that its the hard disk and not some thing else.

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by zeus_ru In reply to Bad Superblock

How do you try to mount your partition?
Wich flavour of windows you have 95,98,2000
I need more information to answer your question

Try this way
mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
correct hda1 to your rela windows partition
and check that /mnt/win is in your system if not you must create mkdir /mnt/win

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by e.peake In reply to Bad Superblock

I used linuxconf to set up the mount points / filesytem (i also created the mount point /mnt/win) the file system was set to vfat.

I then used the mount command in the set up box which siad mounted ok but when i came out of linuxconf it reported the bad superblock error.

I tried the mount command you suggested and got the same error message.

I am running Windows 98 on the drive one which if formated as FAT32 and Red Hat 5.2 on the second drive.

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by zeus_ru In reply to Bad Superblock

Do you have vfat support in your kernel?

Try cat /proc/filesystems
If you see there vfat then you have vfat support. If there is not vfat then try to load the vfat module
try modprobe vfat
using lsmod you can chexk thta the module is loaded.

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by e.peake In reply to Bad Superblock

I have double checked and i do have vfat module loaded.

When i lsmod i got the following (only relevant loaded moudles listed)

vfat 11516 0 (autoclean)
fat 25664 0 (autoclean) [vfat]

The system will mount DOS 3.25 disk OK.

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by Eugen Prokopiev In reply to Bad Superblock

Probably the VFAT driver, supplied with 5.2's kernel isn't supporting FAT32 flavour of FAT. Try to upgrade the kernel to 2.2.x and mount again.

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