Can't mount vfat partition

When I try to mount the fat32 boot partition on an SD card, I am told that the vfat filesystem is unknown. I have installed the dosfstools package, but that doesn’t help.

Some people claim that adding options such as ‘suid’ or ‘uid=…’ help, but this is nonsensical, and doesn’t work for me.

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How exactly are you try to mount?

Also please return your partitioning information:

lsblk -la

= sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb
[sudo] password for naz:
Disk /dev/sdb: 29.76 GiB, 31954305024 bytes, 62410752 sectors
Disk model: Multi-Card
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x601fb881

Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1 8192 532479 524288 256M c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdb2 532480 62410751 61878272 29.5G 83 Linux
= sudo mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sd
mount: /mnt/sd: unknown filesystem type ‘vfat’.