Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1281 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, UK/GB
Primax wrote: So, finally my retailer answered.... To make it short: They are perfectly sure having used the SFS file system.
Which SFS version did they use -
1. SFS from the OS4
installation disc media?
2. SFS from the MorphOS
As I mentioned above the 2 OS versions of SFS are incompatible
, as such, so you cannot use MorphOS SFSDoctor in conjunction with an OS4 version of SFS file system AFAIK. Check back with your retailer to find out, before you make matters worse than they already are for you, that would be my advice. Quote:
Primax wrote: This raises two questions for me:
1.) What kind of (bad) error I have which obviously changes the file system from SFS to FFS...]
2.) Should I give SFSDoctor a try after all?
First of all, I don't see why a partition would revert to a partition type it was never formatted with, i.e. from SFS to FFS - that is if your retailer is telling you exactly what they did correctly.
Also, ensure you are using the SFS filesystem repair tool for the partition type version your HDD has been partitioned/formatted with, or you are just going further into "troubled waters".
If it has been partitioned/formatted with MorphOS SFS then I think the MorphOS version of SFSDoctor will fix most issues it encounters. However, it's not a save all, so sometimes there's no alternative other than to re-partition or at least re-format the partition of the HDD in question to get it back functional once more.
If you do end up re-formatting it, then ensure you use the MorphOS installation media to install/format the whole system partition(s) you are going to be using with MorphOS, as I've found SFS to be a highly reliable filesystem, and in the event of an error it's quick to realise, usually, and fix such a problem virtually automatically as it boots up.
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