I just put FreeBSD version 2.1.0 on the second partition of a
new Dell XPS 200s pentium machine. The machine came with a
4 gig drive that had been partitioned into two 2 gig partitions,
and the last one was empty.
All seemed to be going well, and I was restoring BSD files from
a dos backup tape by first writing them to the dos partition,
and then recovering them from FreeBSD. Each time I ran mount_msdos,
I'd get the warinig message
Warning: root directory is not an integer multiple of the
when I mounted the Win 95 partition. Nothing unusual happened,
and so I ignored the message (which didn't mean a whole lot to me anyway).
Today, I attempted to gunzip a compressed tar file while it was on the
Win 95 partition from FreeBSD, and all heck broke loose. The hard drive
"went away" (the machine won't boot from it at all) and the system sees it
as a non-system disk.
Fortunately, all is backed up, and I should be able to put things back -
dos long filenames and all.
What I want to know is if this is a pecularity of FreeBSD when it
encounters a Win 95 filesystem, or had the disk been strangely
partitioned from the beginning? Will one of the more recent FreeBSD
distributions help, if this is indeed a FreeBSD problem to begin with?
Any help would be appreciated.
I am Pentium of Borg.
Division is futile.
You will be approximated.