Re: mount is mad

JP Rosevear (
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 12:22:25 -0400

Evan Read wrote:
> Hey, I am sure the following worked ok before .
> But now!!!!
> [root :: /dev]# mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/hfs
> mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Its not guessing the file system, add the -t option to specify type:

mount -t hfs /dev/hda5 /mnt/hfs

Other types are fat (FAT 16), vfat (FAT 32), ext2 (linux - usually not
necessary to specify).

As well, it you have it auto mounting (with an entry in /etc/fstab) then
you could just type mount /mnt/hfs.


JP Rosevear
Arcavia Software Ltd.
(905) 853-7714

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