I have a vfat entry in my /etc/fstab as follows:
/dev/hda7 /mnt/windisk vfat exec,dev,suid,rw 1 1
booting RH 7.2 with this fstab will cause a warning message to appear
during the "Checking filesystems..." phase and then the boot to settle
until CTRL+C is pressed.
The warning message (issued by fsck, called by /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit) is:
"Warning! FAT32 support is still ALPHA"
The only workaround I found so far is to set the fs_passno field to 0,
/dev/hda7 /mnt/windisk vfat exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0
disabling fsck for the partition, that is.
All this does NOT happen on RH 7.1 "Seawolf", which i use everyday,
mounting three or four VFAT disks.
Bug in dosfstools dosfsck, then.
Fixed: now it works for me.
Steps for fixing:
1: download and install RH 7.2 dosfstools SRPM (v. 2.7)
2: download source .tar.gz of dosfstools v. 2.83: modify .spec file to use 2.8
tar.gz and maintaining RH patches against 2.7 (they will work also with 2.8)
4: rebuild package and install it
Thanks for the hint :>
typo in my last comment: correct version is 2.8 _not_ 2.83
Created attachment 35361 [details]
this fixes the "Warning! FAT32 code is still ALPHA!" message printed on boot
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