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Date:      Thu, 7 Dec 1995 17:04:28 -0600 (CST)
From:      Timothy Brown <tb@MO.NET>
To:        Scott Blachowicz <>
Cc:        Terry Lambert <>, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Filesystems corrupted - what's up with this? 
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSD/.3.91.951207170158.21055B-100000@Walden.MO.NET>
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Yeah, I noticed this too.  Terry provided a suitable answer.  The problem 
is, now my DOS FS is _completely_ unusable!

With all due respect, developers, this truly sucks.  Who developed this 
code?  Why hasn't it been updated?  Linux does this just fine.  FreeBSD 
is a great O/S, don't get me wrong, but it needs some more help along the 
line to get to be a real production O/S.  I guess i'm just going to have 
to stick with the much slower Slackware Linux setup I have for now ... if 
I can get my system running.

If there CAN'T be an update/fix of msdosfs, then is it possible that it 
be disabled before the next release comes out - maybe 2.1.1 (2.1.5?) or 
what have you?  There is very little about this in either the handbook or 
the FAQ and newbies to FreeBSD (like myself) may start really hating it 
after awhile.


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On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Scott Blachowicz wrote:

> 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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