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Date:      Thu, 07 Dec 1995 14:42:28 -0800
From:      Scott Blachowicz <>
To:        Terry Lambert <>
Cc:        tb@MO.NET (Timothy Brown), questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Filesystems corrupted - what's up with this? 
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In-Reply-To: Your message of "Thu, 07 Dec 1995 13:15:24 -0700." <> 

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Terry Lambert <> wrote:

> > Okay... just installed FreeBSD the other day and I like it a lot.  This 
> > morning and last night i've had to deal with massive filesystem 
> > corruption.  A lotof files are getting screwed up and i'm not sure what 
> > to do.
> Are you using msdos FS in read/write mode?

Sounds like what I get when I mount an msdosfs in ANY mode (read/write OR
read-only) on my 2.0.5-RELEASE system (I haven't been brave enough to try
it ont the 2.1.0-mumble-SNAP system I have access to).  It seemed to be
related, somehow, to having used FIPS to shrink my DOS partitions to make
room for a real OS.  From discussions I've seen, it seems to be a problem
in the FreeBSD msdosfs (as opposed to FIPS) - mounting the DOS partitions
seems to work just dandy from DOS/Windows, Windows NT and Linux.

I bailed out of the idea of mounting my DOS slices under FreeBSD.  I
either switch to Linux or use 'mtools' to monkey around with my DOS drives
from a UNIX.

Scott Blachowicz    Ph: 206/283-8802x240    StatSci, a div of MathSoft, Inc.
                                            1700 Westlake Ave N #500                           Seattle, WA USA   98109

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