Subject: kern/11134: fsck_msdos doesn't like some FAT32 filesystems
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/04/2000 15:38:11
>Number:         11134
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       fsck_msdos doesn't like some FAT32 filesystems
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Oct 04 15:38:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Luke Mewburn
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2, from a month or so ago
Wasabi Systems
System: NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2 NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2 (ARGO) #1: Sun Oct 1 18:46:30 EST 2000 i386
		(actually, it's not this box)

	a fat32 partition on my laptop can't be accessed via
	fsck_msdos. it fails with the error:
		backup doesn't compare to primary bootblock
	(without a trailing newline btw).

	the filesystem doesn't report any errors with the disk check
	in win2k.

	using partition magic to convert from fat32->fat results in a
	filesystem that netbsd can mount and use without problems,
	but that's not a good solution since not everyone has the
	access to tools to do the conversion.

	have a fat32 partition that fsck_msdos doesn't like.
	the partition was recently formatted (about 3000MB in size)
	and only had a couple of files on it, including a 300MB tar

	nfi. if i knew that i'd commit a fix ;-)