Subject: Wicked bad MSDOS problems.
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Sean Berry (most of the time) <email@example.com>
Date: 11/25/1996 11:44:42
Over the weekend, I attempted to use BSD to copy information from a cd to my
BSD disk, then over to an MSDOS partition. (Installing Lose95 for work)
I came to two conclusions. Doing 'mkdir' in an msdos filesystem will crash
the system. (page fault something or other, easily reproduced if necessary)
If a partition is greater than 512M, it will not crash, but data written to
the partition will be corrupted. (executables won't, etc) (tested with
400M, 450M vs 1001M partitions)
I welcome any thoughts or comments. I was finally able to get the copies
done and the other system installed, but it took a lot of debugging.
Sean Berry is an ISTJ cellist who works in netbsd. (must have more toys)
I imagine someone is likely to misinterpret
my opinions as those of my various employers. This is not the case.