I recently had some backups made of my work, whereby the files were
transferred from my RedHat 7 Linux box to a PC with a CD writer and the
CDs were written under Windows. Under Windows everything works fine,
and I can unpack the archives with no trouble.
However Linux seems to think the files are much shorter than they are --
for example one file which is supposed to be 330MB, reads as 105MB when
I perform a du -s on it. Unpacking the file (it's a tar file) proceeds
to retrieve the first 105MB and then it crashes complaining of an unexpected
end of file. Yet the file sizes are correct and the unpacking works just fine
when using WinZip under Windows.
Has anyone else had a similar problem? Does anyone know if this is Linux
or even RedHat specific?