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[vox-tech] fsck Question



It looks like Kubuntu does a DOS fsck on the VFAT partition and Debian does 
not.  In Kubuntu I get this error message:

"fsck 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN
There are differences between boot sector and its backup.
Differences: (offset:original/backup)
  90:33/fa, 91:c9/33, 92:8e/c9, 93:d1/8e, 94:bc/d1, 95:f4/bc, 96:7b/f8
  , 97:8e/7b, 98:c1/8e, 99:8e/c1, 100:d9/bd, 101:bd/78, 103:7c/c5, 104:88/76
  , 105:4e/00, 106:02/1e, 107:8a/56, 108:56/16, 109:40/55, 110:b4/bf
  , 111:08/22, 112:cd/05, 113:13/89, 114:73/7e, 115:05/00, 116:b9/89
  , 117:ff/4e, 118:ff/02, 119:8a/b1, 120:f1/0b, 121:66/fc, 122:0f/f3
  , 123:b6/a4, 124:c6/8e, 125:40/d9, 126:66/bd, 127:0f/00, 128:b6/7c
  , 129:d1/c6, 130:80/45, 131:e2/fe, 132:3f/0f, 133:f7/8b, 134:e2/46
  , 135:86/18, 136:cd/88, 137:c0/45, 138:ed/f9, 139:06/38, 140:41/4e
  , 141:66/40, 142:0f/7d, 143:b7/25, 144:c9/8b, 145:66/c1, 146:f7/99
  , 147:e1/bb, 148:66/00, 149:89/07, 150:46/e8, 151:f8/97, 152:83/00
  , 153:7e/72, 154:16/1a, 155:00/83, 156:75/eb, 157:38/3a, 158:83/66
  , 159:7e/a1, 160:2a/1c, 161:00/7c, 162:77/66, 163:32/3b, 164:66/07
  , 165:8b/8a, 166:46/57, 167:1c/fc, 168:66/75, 169:83/06, 170:c0/80
  , 171:0c/ca, 172:bb/02, 173:00/88, 174:80/56, 175:b9/02, 176:01/80
  , 177:00/c3, 1....."

Actually these numbers go on a lot longer.

I've seen this problem discussed on the web.  People say it's more of an 
irritation than a serious problem.  The suggested solution is to run these 
commands:

sudo umount /dev/hda1

sudo fsck.vfat -ar /dev/hda1

Some people on the Ubuntu Forum appear to be running the second command 
without the first, which I take to be dangerous.  But here's my question.  Is 
running fsck.vat dangerous?  Why not just ignore the problem?

Thank you.

Bob
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