[maemo-developers] General Maemo/Scratchbox/N800 help

From: Tony Maro tonymaro at gmail.com
Date: Wed Aug 29 23:00:53 EEST 2007
On 8/29/07, David Hazel <david.hazel at enchaine.com> wrote:
> It's possible that cards experiencing this problem are not completely
> corrupted "beyond repair", but that they've simply had their FAT
> tables damaged to the point where most software can't deal with them. FAT32
> devices seem to have a particular problem, in that if certain elements of
> the FAT table get corrupted, they appear to be completely unusable. This
> kind of damage can be repaired using the Disk Manager on Windows XP or 2000.
> If you use this to reformat such a device, it will come back to life quite
> successfully (but be prepared for a bit of a wait while the Disk Manager
> decides that the device is not properly formatted and that it can't
> therefore show its current format).

I didn't mean to turn this into a discussion of the bug, but from what I've
read there are some apparently very technically capable people who have
tried to low-level format cards after the failure using Windows and they
refuse to be fixed.

Anyway it's just a caution, it hasn't happened to me personally.
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