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Re: Losing files on USB drive

Am Samstag 26 Juni 2004 21:17 schrieb Eitan Bonderover:
> Dear all,
> I've been having problems with the contents of files simply disappearing.
> I am running fedora core 1, AMD64 version. I have a Western Digital
> 250GB USB 2.0 drive attached to the system onto to which I often
> download video files.
> Just this morning I had finished a particularly long download to this
> drive. I moved the files over to another directory on the same drive.
> I've been watching these files all morning until now, when I tried to
> watch the next in the series, the contents of all these files was
> suddenly 0 (except the one I was just watching).
> This has happened before, but I took it for a fluke. I've had trouble
> with this system before, but this seems very unusual.
> If anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it.
> Thanks,
> Eitan

Check if your USB enclosure uses the Genesys Logic, Inc. Chipset. That chipset 
is a bit buggy and cannot handle transfers with sector sizes of 120 Kb (which 
is default in FC1) Changing that size to 64 KB resolves the problem.
To accomplish this you need to edit the kernel source code and recompile the 
I have filed this with Bugzilla and it has been changed in FC2.
Read my Bugzilla report here:

Hope that helps.


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