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Date:      Wed, 27 Nov 1996 14:55:47 +0100
From:      Gianmarco Giovannelli <gmarco@scotty.masternet.it>
To:        donny@ms1.hinet.net (Donny Lee)
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: mountmsdosfs() warning? 
Message-ID:  <3.0.32.19961127144829.006d0de4@scotty.masternet.it>

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At 16.34 27/11/96 -0500, Donny Lee wrote:
> I recently have a mount warning like this:
>
>   mountmsdosfs(): Warning: root directory is not a multiple
>   of the clustersize in length.
>
> when I tried to mount a DOS partition, the DOS partition was
> still mounted in and worked ok though.
>
> Somebody know how to get to problem away?

Probably the partition you are trying to mount is bigger than 1gb or it has
cluster of 32kb.

I suggest you to NOT USE such partition, you can trash a lot of your
filesystem.
Avoid to mount it, and if it is set in the /etc/fstab remove the entry or
use the noauto setting.

If you want to use msdos fs with FreeBSD you must use partition that use
clusters of 16kb or less. I have no problems at all with those, while I
have trashed a lot of times my Hd using dos partition with clusters of 32kb
:-)




Regards...

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