Can not move directory within FAT32 file-system

nicky nicky at
Fri Feb 9 08:09:54 UTC 2007

ronggui wrote:
> Hello, all.
> I am new to FreeBSD. I got my first question with FAT32 file-system.
> It seems quite strange. I install FreeBSD 6.2 in my asus notebook.
> When I mount windows file system, I cannot move directory even if  as
> root.
> mount_msdosfs /dev/ad0s6 /mnt
> mkdir /mnt/1
> mkdir /mnt2
> mv /mnt/1 /mnt/2
> The last step will complain " not a directory". But the same steps
> work in my old pc. Thanks very much.
Perhaps if you do

mkdir /mnt/2

instead of

mkdir /mnt2


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