Problem mounting fat32 within rescue-remix
I may be a complete nub, and I am fairly new to Ubuntu and Unix in general, but...
I am attempting to mount my 160GB WD Passport external (formatted FAT32, single partition) from within the Ubuntu-rescue-remix environment and it is failing miserably.
Physical damage has rendered my boot partition (a FAT32 Windows partition) and MBR useless.
My damaged drive is:
sda1 - the FAT32 windows partition, 40GB
sda2 - the ext3 partition with my Ubuntu install and the files I want to save, 19GB
sda3 - my swap partition, 1GB
Using the rescue disk, I've been able to find that my partition structure is still there. I'd like to be able to use gnuddrescue to pull an image to my external, but I can't mount it.
When I attempt to mount, using this command:
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/usbdrv
I get this error:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat'
I also tried using type 'msdos' but it didn't like that either. I am wondering if there is something missing from the Rescue disk that won't allow me to mount as per usual?
My next step is going to be to create an ext3 partition on my external of sufficient size to hold the image from my ext3 partition, but I'd like to know why the mounting isn't working currently.