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Re: Minix crash
On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Martin-Eric Racine wrote:
> >There's no FAT problem on your minix partition, simply because minix
> >has no FATs. For repairing you can use fsck.ttp under MiNT (I guess the
> >usage is 'fsck.ttp X:' where X is the GEMDOS name of minix partition).
> >But with KGMD it's easier to reinstall everything from scratch, I think.
> Precisely why I never will install Minix. If/when a problem
> happens, you're dead meat; you data is lost for good. Not so
> under FAT, because there is a plethora of recovery utilities
> for standard TOS (ie: DOS) partitions.
Not entirely correct. You have fsck to fix up the filesystem, and
mfsdefrag to defrag it. I have found that fsck usually fixes all
problems without loosing data, although it *can* make a total mess of
the filesystem as well! It must be run frequently to avoid serious
errors to occur, if you do this (KGMD does it at every boot) you're
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