mount msdosfs with hal

Dominique Goncalves dominique.goncalves at
Fri Sep 19 07:28:04 UTC 2008


On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 1:58 AM, ronggui <ronggui.huang at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I want to use hal to auttomount the windows fat32 partition with
> gnome. after setting gnome_enable="YES", hal automount it, but there
> is a problem. hal seems to execute "mount_msdosfs /dev/xxx
> /mountpoint", so the encoding is not handled correctly.
> If I mount it manually, it should be "mount_msdosfs -D=CP936
> -L=zh_CN.eucCN /dev/xxx /mountpoint". So my question is how to set the
> things right? I think I need to modify some fdi files, but just can
> not figure out.

You need to add '-L=zh_CN.eucCN'  in
/system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options with gedit.
I use this key to add '-o large' to mount correctly my msdosfs
partition of  500GB and it works.

Hope this helps

> Thanks in advance. Best
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