Linux Tools for rebuilding a FAT16 or FAT32 file system

Darrell Burkey dazza at
Fri Mar 29 13:29:11 EST 2002

> > Why complicate the matter by crossing over O/Ses?
> Because Linux deos it better?

No argument there but my point was there are programs in that other O/S
designed to do this if you don't want to roll up you sleeves and dive in
(but knowing Steve I'd say he is the "dive in" type of guy so it's a moot
point). I guess this is a case of YMMV as I've had good luck with utility
programs for data recovery.

> Kind of.  The FAT tables are supposed to be mirror images of each other
> at all times.  The backup is handy, but if you went in with fdisk and
> repartitioned the drive, both FAT tables would have the same, new,
> partition scheme.  How could it be any other way?  The mirror table is

I missed the part about the drive being repartiioned. I thought Steve
described the drive as "being zapped". I'm not sure what that means but I
was assuming something like a surge from lightning or something that caused
some corruption. In that case wouldn't the second FAT be your best bet?


darrell at home

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