fsck on FAT32 filesystem?

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at ose.nl
Tue Jul 17 09:48:00 UTC 2012

On 07/17/2012 11:36 AM, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> It appears I was mistaken.
>> Care to elaborate? Most people on this list seem to speak highly of 
>> SpinRite.
> first - it is off topic.
> second - because all commercial software like that are designed for 
> uneducated user, mostly try to automatically do everything. Which is a 
> danger not help.

This is an old story.
You can look at
and the talk page


I have never used this "tool" because dd has always sufficed.
Even with an almost end of hardware life (takketaketakke noise generating) 
disk I have been able to create an image (even with hitting the disk case 
because heads got stuck) and rescue data from it with plain dd. This has 
been more then 8 years ago, since then I make sure to always have multiple 
good back-ups

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