Subject: Re: Question: mount_msdos
To: UNIX hacker and security officer <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1994 00:58:47
>I have wd0h labeled as an MS-DOS filesystem, size of my C: partition.
>If I type "mount -t msdos /dev/wd0h /mnt", I get the error message:
>msdos: mount: Invalid argument.
>  h:   358848        0    MS-DOS                        # (Cyl.    0 - 355)

Ah-ha.  The MS-DOS partition never begins at offset 0; room needs to be left
for the MBR & other stuff.  If you use the NetBSD fdisk, you can see where
it really begins (for example, on the home machine the MS-DOS partition begins
at sector 32).