problem with DOS partition mounting
rlacoste at laas.laas.fr
Mon Apr 9 17:50:22 AEST 1990
A friend had a strange problem with 386ix : After a mount of a DOS
mount -f DOS /dev/0p1 /mnt
He tried to copy 2Mb of files from unix to dos with a "cp".
In the middle of the copy, he got the following message on console :
"Error allocation table"
but the copy was still going on (he had enough room on its DOS
partition). Back to DOS, he found a DOS file system entirely
scrambled, and was'nt able to get it back (reformat needed).
Is this problem well known ? Could it be related with the DOS 4.01
file allocation table format ? With bad sectors in the DOS area ?
(he use an ESDI drive with WD1007SA2). Is the <dosput> command more
Any help will be greatly appreciated !
Thanks for reading. Robert Lacoste.
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