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Subject: Re: deleting gibberish dirs

Re: deleting gibberish dirs

From: Christian Folini <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:10:05 +0100

On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 06:12:31PM -0800, Bryce Benton wrote:
> i guess it's too late for this time around... but did you try to delete the
> dirs with gibberish using the archos firmware? you might not have to format
> the entire drive.

Yes i tried. The firmware took 5 to 10 seconds and then returned to the
file screen with the dir still there.

rm -r dir as root on a testing debian said "read only filesystem"...
fsck dumped and mkfs.vfat refused to do it. I had to use
mkfs.msdos -F 32 /dev/sda1
which worked at the second try.

Well it was time to tidy my collection anyways and i did not
loose anything.


Suscipe igitur, o lector, cum devota et fideli mento, quod legis; 
ne radiis huius solis, si infidelis fueris, obcaeceris.
--- Raimundus de Capua, ca. 1350
Received on 2003-01-15

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