Unable to mount FAT16 partition (Invalid Argument)
redlamb19 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 16:25:56 UTC 2019
While the partition is only 250M, anything is worth a shot at this
point. Unfortunately, that didn't work either - same result. I'm glad
that I'm not the only one that's stumped.
# mount -t msdosfs -o ro,large /dev/ada1p5 /mnt
mount_msdosfs: /dev/ada1p5: Invalid argument
On 3/25/19 9:21 AM, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> On 3/25/19 2:42 AM, Peter Erickson wrote:
>> I'm hoping to get some assistance mounting a FAT (FAT16?) partition
>> created by the VMware ESXi installer (version 6.7.0). Every attempt to
>> mount it on 11.2-RELEASE-p4, results in an "Invalid argument" error,
>> without much to indicate what is wrong or how to resolve it. Any
>> advice or direction would be much appreciated.
> I've had this problem in the past and solved using "-o large".
> According to the man page this shouldn't be your case (and I don't
> remember how big a partition I was trying to mount), but, for the price,
> it's worth trying :)
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