Subject: Re: Wicked bad MSDOS problems.
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/25/1996 20:00:02
> 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)

You should have mentioned the version of NetBSD you are using.  Judging from
the bugs you see, I assume that it is quite an old version.

> I came to two conclusions.  Doing 'mkdir' in an msdos filesystem will crash
> the system.  (page fault something or other, easily reproduced if necessary)

This one was fixed during the release process of 1.2.

> 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)

There were quite a number of fixes relating to this, but IIRC not recently.

Try upgrading to 1.2 (or -current).  If the problem(s) persist, I'd be happy
to hear more details.
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