[Oberon] copying failed

Alan Freed AlFreed at ohio.net
Tue Jul 8 21:46:04 CEST 2003

I got it. Apparently there can be no spaces around the ",X".  Changing
   { OFSTools.Mount DOS FatFS IDE2#05 , X ~ }
   { OFSTools.Mount DOS FatFS IDE2#05,X ~ }
fixed the problem and I can now write to my DOS partition.  



>>> I can move files to/from this partition in Linux, and in BlueBottle 
>>> I can read files
>>> off of this partition (after it is mounted, of course).  However, 
>>> when I try to write
>>> from my AOS partition into my DOS partition in BlueBottle using
>>>   System.CopyFiles AOS:file.name => DOS:file.name ~
>>> I get the error message:    AOS:file.name => DOS:file.name  copying 
>>> failed
>>> Any ideas on what is wrong?
>> Maybe the FAT32 file system has the "cleanly unmounted" flag not set. 
>> This can happen if the system crashed before.  I don't know if Linux
>> will set the flag, or if it just ignores it. Check the kernel log for 
>> suspicious messages like "mounted read-only".
>> In this case you could force Bluebottle to mount the partition as r/w,
>> using ",X" at the end of the mount command. This will then ignore the
>> flag. If cleanly unmounted, the flag will be restored, so the next 
>> mount should work, even without the ,X .
> I mount my DOS partition via the Oberon.Text
> System = {
>  InitCommands = {
>     ...
>     { OFSTools.Mount DOS FatFS IDE2#05 ~ }
> The System.Log reports this event as
> DOS: mounted
> I changed the command to read as
> The outcome is the same, and in both cases I get failed file copying from
> the AOS to DOS partitions. 
> I thought the file manager might have something to do with this so I 
> removed
> it from my InitCommands string.  What I can say is that when I had the 
> file
> manager being installed, that when I closed Oberon and the file 
> manager the
> mouse was frozen on the BlueBottle screen - even Ctrl-Alt-Del did 
> nothing.  Not loading the file manager fixed this problem, so there 
> must be a bug in
> the file manager somewhere. 
> While I'm on the topic of the file manager, may I suggest adding two 
> capabilities
> to the manager.  It already has buttons for: open, delete and rename. 
> Can buttons
> be added for copy and move (which are handy when you want to handle files
> across partitions).
>> The safe way would be to run a scavenger like scandisk. The Bb scavenger
>> is work in progress, not to be expected before the 31.12.03 release ;-)
> Sounds like a useful tool.
> Al
>> --Thomas
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Alan D. Freed, Ph.D.      E-mail: Alan.D.Freed at nasa.gov  (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
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