Fedora mount a corrupted Win Fat32 (vfat) file system

jludwig wralphie at comcast.net
Mon Apr 5 20:08:05 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 15:05, Guolin Cheng wrote:
> Hi, 
>  I’m trying to recover data from a corrupted Win Fat32 file system
> using Fedora, with a command “mount –t vfat /dev/hda2 /mnt”, but the
> operation fails. I’m pretty sure it is a fat32 file system because
> “fdisk” proves a very honest gentleman J, Now the problem is, How to
> recover data from a corrupted fat32 file system?  I run a “hdparm” on
> the hard disk to scan bad blocks and proves that the hard disk is
> error-free.
>  Any suggestions/ideas are greatly appreciated. 
>  Thanks.
>  --Guiolin Cheng
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Off a dos floppy with the dos fdisk try to mount c:\. If you can, then
try scandisk. If you can't mount c:\ then fdisk \mbr.
This will overwrite the MBR I.E. Grub/lilo. 
jludwig <wralphie at comcast.net>

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