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hi richard,

i believe that message is for fsck.  in other words, fsck's support of
fat32 is alpha, not linux (the kernel) support of fat32.

if you want to disable this message, look for a line in /etc/fstab that
corresponds to your fat32 partition and change the last 2 numbers to
0's.  kinda like this:

/dev/hda2  /windows   vfat defaults  1 0

into this:

/dev/hda2  /windows   vfat defaults  0 0

this will prevent your system from fscking this partition upon boot up.


begin Richard S. Crawford <rscrawford@mossroot.com> 
> On Fri, 2003-01-17 at 11:18, ME wrote:
> > Richard S. Crawford said:
> > > When I had the shared partition formatted as FAT32, I saw a kernel
> > > message claiming that FAT32 write support was alpha-level only, which is
> > > why I switched to FAT16.
> > 
> > Where did you see this? (I'd like to know, to read about it more.)
> > Are you sure it was not a reference to Linux on the Alpha (DEC chip fame)
> > and not alpha-software?
> Hm, it showed up in my boot log.  I quote (from my boot log):  "fsck:
> Warning: FAT32 support is still ALPHA"
> Of course, these are the boot messages that fly by as my system is
> booting up.  Looking at it now, it seems that perhaps reading and
> writing to FAT32 would be just fine, just that fsck won't work reliably
> on the FAT32 partition.
> Okay, so maybe I did misunderstand the message... Did I?
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