I've just had a hard disk killed by the ms-dos file system.
I'm running kernel 2.0.0 and the disk is a 1.87GB SCSI. With,
Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 244 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Begin Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 1 244 1959898+ 6 DOS 16-bit >=32M
Whenever I write more than 1GB to the disk (as an ms-dos file system) it
seems to wrap around to the beginning of the disk and consequently
corrupt the file system.
Is this a known bug? Is there a patch? Am I doing something wrong?
- Blank disk
- Write X's to a BIG file (1024MB)
- dd the first 10k off the raw disk and you get X's
- filesystem stuffed
Win95 writes more that 1GB without problems.
All those moments will be lost in time - like tears in rain. Time to die.