FAT32 corruption writing from Linux
alex at ourwoods.org
Fri Oct 7 03:07:52 UTC 2005
I am having trouble with a mounted FAT32 file system. I've never
experienced this before.
I set up the 30GB FAT32 partition, created with Win XP, to share data
between WinXP and Linux on a dual-boot system.
Some times, more often than not, Windows reports crosslinked files and
invalid FAT entries after writing to this drive with Linux apps,
Thunderbird and GIMP I have seen cause this because I use them most
often with this partition.
I thought I might be mounting it wrong so here's the entry from my fstab:
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/hdc2 /d2 vfat rw,users,noauto,conv=b 0 0
If you see something wrong with this I'd sure like to know. I added
the "conv=b" option hoping binary mode might prevent these errors, but
it does not.
I have to use Windows to clean up the drive after writing with Linux.
I also had this problem with Fedora Core 3. So I thought I'd try Ubuntu.
Must be the way I hold my mouth when mounting the partition.
Thanks for any help you might provide,
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