2000-11-08 23:04:19

by Steven_Snyder

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Subject: 2.4.0-test10: "fatfs: bogus cluster size"


I am attempting to boot off a Compact Flash device which has a UMSDOS
filesystem. When I do, I get text that looks like this:

Partition check:
hdc: hdc1 hdc2
hdc: hdc1 hdc2
hdc: hdc1 hdc2
fatfs: bogus cluster size
fatfs: bogus cluster size
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.

The bootable partion (/dev/hdc1) has a FAT16 filesystem and was created by
MS-DOS v6.2. The 2nd partition (/dev/hdc2) is a Linux swap partition. The
kernel itself is loaded by loadlin (not LILO).

This is a snippet of my configuration:


The cluster size on this 128MB disk (a "SanDisk SDCFB-128 ATA DISK drive") is, I
think, 2048 bytes.

(Of possible relevance: when I do a "chkdsk" on this device, from either DOS or
Win95, I get a report that the validity cannot be checked because a path name is
illegally longer than 67 characters. I built this drive by installing
Slackware's ZipSlack package, then updating to the v2.4.0-test10 kernel.)

So... any thoughts on how to fix this complaint about cluster size?

Thank you.

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