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Started by Stinde, November 22, 2013, 05:27:46 pm

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Stinde

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

lambda

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

Stinde

Hi Harald,

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

Regards,

Timo

Stinde


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