I have recently installed Red Hat Linux 5.2 by the
first time, so I am totally new to Linux.
I have my hard drive (of 2 GB of size) sharing Windows
95 and Linux, so I installed my Windows (vfat) partition
as '/dos'. However, when I tried to copy a file (e.g.,
autoexec.bat) from '/dos' to some Linux directory, I found
that the size of the file had been reduced.
This problem ocurres with some but not all files (e.g. the
transfer does not fail with arj.exe, arjsort.exe, and other
'exe' or 'dll' files).
I also changed my Windows partition to msdos type (inside
Linux), but the problem persists. However, it does not occur
with my floppy drive, which is 'vfat' too.
Below is a table showing the size of some files with the problem:
File Size in '/dos' (bytes) Size in '/usr/src'
autoexec.bat 419 408
univ.doc 10.752 6
project3.doc 23.040 6
music1.mid 24.663 868
Does someone know what the problem is, or how to solve it?
Thanks in advance,