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I wanted to run fsck to repair a VFAT filesystem on a 2GB SD card, on Fedora 12. I got an 'invalid argument' error as seen below. What does it mean in this context? Is it not possible to check a filesystem on a SD card?

$ fsck -t vfat /dev/sdd1
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16.2
dosfsck 3.0.9, 31 Jan 2010, FAT32, LFN
Seek to 2031225344:Invalid argument
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Seems like a bug in dosfsck:

Apparently, no update for Fedora 12.

Some more info can be found here:;a=blob;f=ChangeLog;hb=0d2c9bcd6ac21d1ef6fab5b563334fe1e1f743ba#l655

Consider compiling newer version from the sources or grab the rpm from Daniel's page. Good luck!

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backup information, reparted and reformated sd card. or try windows System File Checker(fsc)

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Well, I can not copy the files because the file system seems damaged. I wanted to try bringing it to an usable state so I can copy things off it. – filmil Sep 24 '10 at 17:32
I think you may have meant chkdsk, rather than System File Checker. – ThatGraemeGuy Nov 29 '10 at 19:40

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