Problem mounting device with filesystem FAT16

Hello,

would you please have an idea what might be wrong with fs 0x06 FAT16?
I have a mobile, Sony Ericsson K750i, which was mounted in previous distributions without problems (up to 11.1). Now I use 11.2 and I am unable to mount it. I tried to do it via yast, but it says “non-existing or uknokwn file system” even it was recognized as 0x06 FAT16. I read that this fs is outdated, however still supported. Can anyone help?

On 2010-08-27, benao <benao@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
> would you please have an idea what might be wrong with fs 0x06 FAT16?
> I have a mobile, Sony Ericsson K750i, which was mounted in previous
> distributions without problems (up to 11.1). Now I use 11.2 and I am
> unable to mount it. I tried to do it via yast, but it says “non-existing
> or uknokwn file system” even it was recognized as 0x06 FAT16. I read
> that this fs is outdated, however still supported. Can anyone help?

Have you tried to mount it manually ?


When in doubt, use brute force.
– Ken Thompson

Do you see a FAT entry in the list when you run this command:

sudo /sbin/fdisk -l

?

mount -t vfat /dev/sdxx /mnt
(don’t know what kind of device for a mobile).

Great! :slight_smile:

Thank you all for your kind help. I am not so skilled in using command line. Your hints have solved the problem!

I typed:
sudo /sbin/fdisk -l

and this was the output:
/dev/sdb1 * 1 972 62188+ 6 FAT16

Then I typed:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt

And my extended memory card became visible in Dolphin as /mnt !
Before that, I tried to mount the device via graphical interface only using disk manager in YAST. I think it might be a bug in versions 11.2 and 11.3, because it could be mounted from command line without problems.

Thanks again!
Ondrej

Glad all is well now.
For further info see this discussion: openSUSE: HowTo set disk access permissions for Fat (VFAT) on a desktop PC