Bug 61370 - copying files onto vfat partition results in corrupted filesystem
copying files onto vfat partition results in corrupted filesystem
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-03-18 12:54 EST by Krzysztof Kosz
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:27 EDT
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Description Krzysztof Kosz 2002-03-18 12:54:53 EST
Description of Problem:
I am using kernel 2.4.9-31. All updates from updates.redhat.com are applied. 
After coping files onto the vfat partition (FAT32, Win 98, 800MB) and starting 
Norton Disc Doctor (under Windows) shows me lost clusters, crosslinked files.
Before upgrade I was using RH 7.1 with 2.4.9-21 and all was OK.

Also starting dosfsck on partition which (as NDD said) is good i get error
FATs differ but appear to be intact. Use which FAT ?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy files onto vfat partiton
2. Start Windows and start chcecking partition (NDD, Scandisk)

Actual Results:
You get lost clusters, croslinked files

Expected Results:
Well, guess ;-)

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2002-03-19 12:07:11 EST
fat didn't actually change between -21 and -31. call me puzzled
Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:27 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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