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Subject: Re: How much HD space left?
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2004-03-24


John covici wrote:
> There is a place in the first few sectors where they store it, but
> the way to always fix such things is with scandisk or whatever.
> Incidentally, the Linux driver does store it in the same place as
> well.

No, the linux driver uses the freecount entry in the fsinfo sector just as Rockbox does.

The problem is that Microsoft Windows doesn't update this entry correctly, they are using an undocumented entry somewhere else. The freecount entry can be recalculated by Rockbox (in debug->disk info->free space), but it's too much work to do automatically each boot.

If you or anyone else has more info about this, there are many of us who would like to hear it.

-- 
Björn
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