msdosfs and FAT16

Benjamin von Mossner benny at
Fri Apr 2 08:46:54 PST 2004


to prerecord, the patch did the trick :)

# mount -t msdosfs /dev/da0s1 /mnt/mass
# mount
/dev/da0s1 on /mnt/mass (msdosfs, local)

On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 10:51:32AM -0500, Robert Watson wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Benjamin von Mossner wrote:
> > i have a problem mounting my mp3player, attached via umass on FreeBSD
> > 5.2.1. It is recogniced correctly (from my point of view). 
> Hey, I wonder if this is the same mp3player as the Acer multi-function
> player I bought recently when in Taipei.

It is a PixelView MP3 Player. But i think thats just the reseller
here, software states VMax which makes some sense with the
product code MP3-V360FM-128.

> There's some excessively strong sanity checking in the msdosfs code in
> FreeBSD, which is commented out in Apple's version that they grabbed from
> us.  I commented part of it out in -CURRENT to get my player working,
> although not yet all of it.  You probably want
> src/sys/fs/msdosfs/msdosfs_vfsops.c:1.119.  I've attached a copy of the
> patch.  I have plans to merge this to -STABLE for 4.10, but haven't had a
> chance to test it on a -STABLE box.  I don't anticipate any complications. 

Thank you very much. I applied the patch, recompiled the kernel
and now i can mount it. Perfect.

Best regards
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