mount: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'

sorry if there was such a problem, could you guys help me with this? i am unable to mount flash drive

beaglebone:~# mount /dev/sda pendrive
mount: unknown filesystem type ‘iso9660’

reformat your pendrive with FAT or ext2

You will probably find that the kernel you are using was build without CD
support and so no iso9660 support. You will need to rebuild your kernel with
the relevant config item selected.


thanks for answers. i think reason was that i used pendrive earlier as live cd with some linux distribution. but after that i reformatted it from fat to ext3 - and still has same error. is there anything else i could do (beside format to fat or ext2) to make angstrom see flash drive like flash drive not cd?

W dniu poniedziałek, 21 października 2013 11:46:21 UTC+2 użytkownik David Goodenough napisał:

Sorry, I did not read your 1st post thoroughly.
Usually, if u buy a thumbdrive and connect it to a Linux box it is
recognized as /dev/sdX, in your case /dev/sda
But, the partition, you want to mount is the first partition and not
the whole drive... Therefore
mount /dev/sda1 pendrive
(note the 1) might do the trick....

Fore more information about this ask google for
parted mkfs fdisk always combined with linux