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Old 11-29-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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problem reading fat disk with new kernel

Hi I am running Fedora C2 on a LG-LM50 laptop.
I have tried both custom and pre-compiled ver of and
everything works fine except reading FAT32 disks off my harddisk and a USB disk, I can read the first level directory and files no problems, when I try to "cd" one of the freezes and then spits "segmentation fault", and if I use gnome GUI to access these files or directories it basically just froze. Very unstable to use.

Even NTFS disk worked.

I have set the fat fs flag when compiling the custom kernel.

Am I missing something here...or is it because I can't ONLY upgrade kernel but need someother packages. Or is it a bug(which I doubt it as it happened on two versions of the kernel) :P
Old 11-30-2004, 01:57 AM   #2
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hi there

check out the default charset that u have for the VFAT partiton!!
iso8859-1 is the required one



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