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Re: GRUB2 cannot mount correct NTFS-partition

From: Bean
Subject: Re: GRUB2 cannot mount correct NTFS-partition
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:16:49 +0800

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Oleg Strikov <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I get strange problem, using grub2-current (and last releases as well)
>> - ntfs partition cannot be mounted due to incorrect MFT size. After
>> grub_printf() debug i collect some data:
>> MFT_SIZE = 1968 (too big!) = cluster_per_mft (246) * spc (8)
>> It looks like incorrect value :( but i get the same result on number
>> of my ntfs partitions.
>> Partitions can be mounted in linux/windows without any problems.
>> What data should i collect to fully describe my problem?
>> Thanks!
> Hi,
> cluster_per_mft  is a signed number, 246 = -10, so size of mft is
> actually 2^10 = 1024, which is the default value. Your problem should
> be caused by something else.


BTW, you can use fstest.exe to dump some useful information about ntfs
file system, download it at:

Run the following commands:

fstest.exe info C:\
fstest.exe list C:\
fstest.exe inode C:\$MFT


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