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Old 10-27-2001, 12:52 AM   #1
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Question upgrade to RH7.2: Fat 32 support is still alpha

HI there:

after an upgrade from RH 7.1 to RH7.2, when I reboot I get the following message: Warning: Fat32 support is still alpha

and nothing more. ...just a blinking underscore...

Any idea about what to do next?


Old 11-01-2001, 01:30 AM   #2
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Are you using an ORB drive?

It sounds like it's running dosfsck...

Yup, according to this it is:

dosfsck 2.4 (26 Oct 1999)
dosfsck 2.4, 26 Oct 1999, FAT32, LFN
Warning: FAT32 support is still ALPHA.

Find out why it needs dosfsck...

Old 12-05-2001, 03:33 PM   #3
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Had the same problem. I had selected to have a DOS partition mounted as /dosc. Used to work in RedHat 7.1. I had to autoboot from the cdrom, go into rescue mode and remove the line that referred to the /dosc mount point. Then, things worked after the reboot.
Old 12-06-2001, 12:26 AM   #4
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Why is it saying FAT32 support is still alpha when dos only uses FAT16? dosfsck shouldn't even have FAT32 support then. I could automount my two windows drives without a hitch and both are FAT32.
Old 12-07-2001, 01:17 AM   #5
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The problem could be in the fstab file. The last number in the line indicates whether a fsck should be run on the partition. Make sure for dos partitions that the last number is a zero. The number in the fifth column is to determine if the partition is to be dumped. Make it a zero also. Do this also for floppies and cdrom's. HTH
Old 12-24-2001, 01:12 PM   #6
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If you want boot process to complete try <ctrl>+<c> when the message appears, then look in fstab just as linuxcool suggested.


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