[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

"REALLY weird" error

From: Chris Canfield
Subject: "REALLY weird" error
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 23:46:00 -0400


I'm getting the following error when running parted

Error: The FATs aren't big enough to describe all clusters!  Each FAT is 19072
sectors.  There are 2441533 clusters, which would require each FAT to be 19075
sectors.  This is REALLY weird.  You might want to write us an email:

I can't mount this drive, and all of the assorted formatting / partitioning 
software I've tried have told me the similar things.  Dosfsck says that
"File system has 2441533 clusters but only space for 2441214 FAT entries," 
and quits, and the command "mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /windows" gives the
generic "mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1, or 
too many mounted file systems" response.

fdisk -l lists the file system
Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1             1      9729  78148161    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
, as does sfdisk, and cf disk.
            First    Last
 # Type     Sector   Sector   Offset  Length   Filesystem Type (ID)   Flags
-- ------- -------- --------- ------ --------- ---------------------- 
 1 Primary        0 156296384      63 156296385  Win95 FAT32 (LBA) (0C) None 

Disk /dev/hdb: 9729 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
Old situation:
Units = cylinders of 8225280 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls   #blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1          0+   9728    9729- 78148161    c  Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

...  Any ideas?


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]