Subject: mounting non-floppy msdos FSes
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/27/2004 23:46:19
my wife got me a creative labs muvo N200 for christmas, and it appears
to be supported by umass:  (when contiguous memory is available, but
that's another issue)

umass0 at uhub0 port 2 configuration 1 interface 0
umass0: CREATIVE MuVo N200, rev 2.00/0.01, addr 2
umass0: using SCSI over Bulk-Only
scsibus1 at umass0: 2 targets, 1 lun per target
sd0 at scsibus1 target 0 lun 0: <CREATIVE, MuVo N200, 0001> disk removable
sd0: fabricating a geometry
sd0: 496 MB, 496 cyl, 64 head, 32 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 1015808 sectors

however, mount_msdos refuses to mount the partition and doesn't give any
useful clues as to what the problem is:

# mount -t msdos /dev/sd0e /mnt
mount_msdos: /dev/sd0e on /mnt: Invalid argument

yet the same method works for floppy (replace sd0e with fd0a).

mtools can read and write the partition just fine, so what's the
kernel's problem?

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