Subject: kern/11134: fsck_msdos doesn't like some FAT32 filesystems
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2000 15:38:11
>Synopsis: fsck_msdos doesn't like some FAT32 filesystems
>Arrival-Date: Wed Oct 04 15:38:00 PDT 2000
>Originator: Luke Mewburn
>Release: NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2, from a month or so ago
System: NetBSD argo.akimbo.com.au 1.5_ALPHA2 NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2 (ARGO) #1: Sun Oct 1 18:46:30 EST 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org:/z/src/netbsd-1-5/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ARGO 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
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 ;-)