Filesystem Problems

gerard patel g.patel at
Wed Jul 18 15:24:02 CDT 2001

On Wed, 18 Jul 2001 14:33:17 GMT, Steve Bradley
<bradleysm at> wrote:

>        I have a question about filesystems.  I'm running a fairly recent version 
>of WINE from CVS on RH7.1 (Kernel 2.4.6).  I have Win98 installed for on a 
>partition.  I user WINE to run Quicken2001 and Word97. When I'm running 
>Word, I click on the 'open file' button, a get a message:
>err:dosfs:DRIVE_ReadSuperblock The filesystem is not FAT !! 
>err:dosfs:DRIVE_GetLabel Invalid or unreadable superblock on /dev/hda1 (C:).
>Now, it still lets me open the file and read it (which is all I need to 
>do), but I'm confusted about the error.  HDA1 *is* a FAT32 filesystem.  Its 
>running Win98, and I can boot into it.  Why does WINE insist that it isn't?

Apply the following patch to files/drive.c
(beware of folded lines, unfold them if needed)

--- drive.c.orig        Sun Jul  8 06:56:19 2001
+++ drive.c     Wed Jul 18 20:22:14 2001
@@ -491,8 +491,11 @@
                    "FAT" ? (At least FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 have :)
                memcmp( buff+0x36,"FAT",3))
-                ERR("The filesystem is not FAT !! (device=%s)\n",
-                    DOSDrives[drive].device);
+                char aa[4];
+                memcpy(aa, &buff[0x36], 3);
+                aa[3] = 0;
+                ERR("The filesystem is not FAT, but '%s' !!
+                    aa, DOSDrives[drive].device);
                 return -3;

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