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fsck.vfat auto repair on error

I use Ubuntu 10.04 on an embedded device. I have a CF card of 2GB formatted in FAT32. From time to time, the device is powered off while data is written to the FAT partition. As a result, the ...
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Unable to resolve data corruption warning with fcsk

In order to create a contiguous space for my file system to grow, I created a new EFI System partition at sda1 so that I can migrate it from the current partition at sda5. The move itself has been ...
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Where do ext3 inode / meta-data reside?

Just a quick question about ext3: Are inodes stored in the same area as file data, or are there separate regions on the disk reserved exclusively for meta-data and others reserved exclusively for ...
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Serve legacy (really old) Windows Apps in a Linux LTSP 'fat client' Laboratory

I'm trying to serve two legacy Windows Applications (one of them are 16bits) in a Linux LTSP University Lab. We never found a real solution for this problem. But today this is getting insane; at a ...
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rsync from linux host to fat32

i like to backup my linux based NAS (small files like picutres) to an attached USB Disk with FAT32. For this i like to use rsync. I know, that this will not work correct per default. rsync will sync ...
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Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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Can I Use a VCS to sync/merge text files between a desktop and an android device or USB drive?

I tried to use Bazaar in Ubuntu to push/merge onto a MS-DOS (FAT) partition (like a USB-mounted Android device) to keep all my code and notes synced up. On Ubuntu with the device mounted as a USB ...
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Unable to mount fat drive in linux

This is sort of a continuation from How to mount a .bin image file in linux but it morphed into a different problem altogether, so I figured I'd ask a new question with the relevant info rather than ...
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Which file systems do support file locking

I want to use PPSS link text According to the manual, PPSS should be used on a file system that supports file locking. I assume that EXT3, EXT4, JFS, XFS, NTFS do support file locking, but I'm not ...
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How to convert FAT32 disk to NTFS without losing data

Please suggest How to convert FAT32 disk to NTFS without losing data
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Is it bad to defrag a minimally fragmented drive?

Someone told me that it is not always a good idea to defragment a minimally fragmented drive (<2%); and that it could cause performance issues. Are they right, and why/why not?