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Bug#2077: mdir says "fat_read: Wrong FAT encoding?" on valid dos partition

> and will also provide a mtools-2.0.7-15a package to be
> retrofitted into the 0.93 a.out distribution.

Great; I'll keep an eye out for that. Thanks for the detailed

> This problem generally shows up on DOS partitions which have
> been shrunk with fips.exe.  The shrinkage leaves the partitions
> with an illegal FAT which mtools-2.0.7 chokes on.  There was

Interestingly enough, this is a filesystem where the partition got
*larger* instead of shrinking; I tweaked the boot-sector
partition-length field, which convinced DOS that the partition was all
there, but not mtools. Do you know of any tools that can clean up an
illegal FAT? (Ahh, for an fsck.msdos :-)

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