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OLinuXino Android / Linux boards and System On Modules => iMX233 => Topic started by: Stinde on November 22, 2013, 05:27:46 pm

Title: vfat support?
Post by: Stinde on November 22, 2013, 05:27:46 pm
Hi,

I would like to transfer files from Windows to Nano with USB memorystick. USB memory shows as /dev/sda. When I try to mount it I get "mount: unknown file system type vfat" I have compiled kernel with vfat and fat options and they show in modules.builtin file.

Regards,

Timo
Title: Re: vfat support?
Post by: lambda on November 24, 2013, 01:31:14 am
Hi,

two things:
1) Is vfat listed in /proc/filesystems
2) To use any of the fat filesystems, you also need proper
   nls support. (But you should get useful error messages
   if that's your problem.)

HTH,
Harald
Title: Re: vfat support?
Post by: Stinde on November 24, 2013, 11:08:15 am
Hi Harald,

vfat wasn't listed in /proc/filesystems. It seems it is not compiled, even I have selected it in menuconfig.

Regards,

Timo
Title: Re: vfat support?
Post by: Stinde on November 25, 2013, 11:37:05 am

After several hours working I solved this:
In menuconfig
Filesystems-->DOS/FAT/NT filesystems
select VFAT (and others if you need)
check the Default iocharset for fat (437)
go to Filesystems-->Native language support: select codepage 437 (United States, Canada)

save, exit and compile as usual

Regards,

Timo