From: Mel (gormo at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Wed 12 May 1999 - 12:40:23 IST
On Wed, 12 May 1999 Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie wrote:
> !, i never thought that mounting something could trash it. With floppies i was
> forever mounting them the wrong way between ext2 and vfat. Is it possible to
> trash a partition by merely attempting to mount it sideways ? I suspect that
> the problem may have snuck in before the mount.
> Well it seems to me you can. I worked exclusively in Linux after the install
> but I was having trouble getting my tinet connection up and running so I decided
> to use NT. NT wouldn't boot. I was, at that stage, still getting the menu for
> NT and Safe Mode and Windows. I decided to boot into 95 and that worked. I
> went back into Linux and tried to mount the 95 partition. After that it
> wouldn't boot anymore. I tried to mount NT immediately after installing Linux.
> The evidence seems to suggest that mount screwed my partitions in some way.
> If I have to sacrifice data on the 95 parition then thats OK but losing NT would
> be a real pain as thats where I do all my developemnet.
What kernel version were you using? Someone will probably stamp and my
suggestion that you were using one of the earlier 2.2.x kernels. I
rememeber a small bladdering while skipping through kernel-devel where
Linus stated that for the moment, vfat and msdos fs code should be
considerd broken due to some other fix elsewhere. I can't remember if he
explicetly said ntfs code but thats all experimental anyway so you never
know. He said that some people would experience corruption on windows
which seems to be what happened to you.
just a shot in the dark at a murky target.
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