Re: Creating a vfat file system
Douglas Bates wrote:
> /dev/hda2 was reserved for Windows NT in case I wanted
> to use that at work. Eventually I decided to remove NT. I would now
> like to use /dev/hda2 as a second VFAT partition.
> I used cfdisk to reset the partition type to Win95 FAT32 (0B), which
> is the same type as /dev/hda1.
Out of curiosity, what type of partition was /dev/hda2 before you
changed it to FAT32? Assuming it was NTFS before, that *may* explain
what happened when you formatted/scandisked that partition in Win98.
All versions of Win9X have a bug that can pop up when there is more than
one visible primary FAT (or FAT32) partition on a drive, AND the last
logical drive is non-DOS.
It has to do with the order of mounting (assigning letters) - first the
active primary, then the logicals, then additional visible primaries.
Somehow it gets confused between the last logical partition (if it's
non-DOS), and the 2nd visible primary, and problems similar to yours can
happen. I've had it happen myself, and fixed it by making the last
logical partition a DOS partition.
This bug may have been what caused the corruption to /dev/hda6. Before,
if you had NTFS (non FAT primary) on /dev/hda2, it wouldn't have
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