Re: msdos FS bug

Phillip R. Jaenke (
Mon, 6 Jul 1998 18:37:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 6 Jul 1998, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:

> Wonderful idea. Care to show us how to accomplish this, given that there's
> no way to detect corruption aside from forcing a full scan of the filesystem
> structure at mount time?

It's really VERY *VERY* simple.

If it produces pure TRASH when you do an ls -l on the partition, it's
corrupted! The other way to tell is in DOS, invalid media type, or It Just
Won't Boot(tm) in a dual-boot configuration. Can't miss it when you hit

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