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Date:      Thu, 28 Nov 1996 00:02:48 -0500
From: (Donny Lee)
To:        Gianmarco Giovannelli <>
Subject:   Re: mountmsdosfs() warning?
Message-ID:  <>

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-=*> Gianmarco Giovannelli <> wrote:
>>     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.
> Probably the partition you are trying to mount is bigger than 1gb or
> it has cluster of 32kb.

 But my DOS partition, /dev/sd0s5, is only 280mb.    :)

> 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
> :-)

 I should describe this problem in detail...

 The DOS partition was only 250mb in the same node /dev/sd0s5,
 there was no problem at all to mounting it in /dos.  I increased
 it to 280mb couple days ago, my BSD began to panic about this.

// Donny

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