G6DS-Real - Filesystem Errors

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How did you format the card?

  1. No problems - Built-in format (FAT)

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  2. No problems - MS Windows Utility (FAT)

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  3. No problems - MS Windows Utility (FAT32)

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  4. No problems - Mac/Linux/Other (FAT)

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  5. No problems - Mac/Linux/Other (FAT32)

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  6. Read/write errors - Built-in format (FAT)

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  7. Read/write errors - MS Windows Utility (FAT)

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  8. Read/write errors - MS Windows Utility (FAT32)

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  9. Read/write errors - Mac/Linux/Other (FAT)

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Jul 18, 2007

G6DS-Real - Filesystem Errors by pootman at 11:09 AM (1,990 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. pootman
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    Newcomer pootman Advanced Member

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    I've noticed that every time my card's filesystem karks it, it's straight after I delete something from the card (leaving non-contiguous space) and then write something new to the card (probably resulting in a fragmented file).

    Can anyone else having problems confirm if that's what happened to them?

    I've found that dumping the whole card to my hard-drive, making changes, and writing it all back again never produces an error. But it is a long-winded pain in the rump.

    (Absolutely fantastic card other than that, I'm hoping that switching to FAT32 will stop the errors I'm getting.
     
  2. ugly_rose

    Member ugly_rose GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Uhh.... I have never formatted the card. There was never any need for it so to say. [​IMG]

    How do I even know what file system I have on the card? :S

    Isn't it also that the G6's system files are designed to work with one particular file system?
     
  3. pootman
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    Newcomer pootman Advanced Member

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    Could be - the in-built formatter creates FAT(16) but I've had constant problems with it. I'm now trying FAT32 to see if it's more reliable, and since there's a few threads on here about rw-errors I thought I'd try something vaguely productive.

    ps. If you've never formatted it, i'd like to know what the factory default filesystem is.
     
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    From the readme;
     
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    Newcomer pootman Advanced Member

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    Thanks, Sherlock.
    You might be surprised to hear it, since I'm clearly the kind of chap who listed two compatible filesystems; three operating systems; and acknowledged the existence of further operating systems, but I have actually read the readme...
     

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