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Re: Corrupt Superblock on /home - semi-hijack



On Saturday 11 February 2006 13:00, Jeff Vian wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 10:14 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Friday 10 February 2006 21:28, James Wilkinson wrote:
> > > You might like to investigate
> > > mount -vt ext3 -o sb=131072 /dev/hdb1 /misc/
> > > which should use an alternative superblock.
> >
> > Is anything similar possible on a fat32 drive?  I need to try to rescue
> > data from a 'foreign' drive.  'fdisk -l' lists it as a single large fat32
> > partition, but trying to mount it as 'mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/temp'
> > tells me that there is a bad superblock.
> >
> > Anne
>
> FAT does not use multiple superblocks like Linux does (ext2/ext3, and
> similar filesystems)
>
> That said, have you tried to run fsck.vfat on the drive?
> It might help.

I didn't even know you could :-)  I don't see any mention of that in the man 
page.  I see that I can pass '-t vfat', though.

Anne


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