vol: System file exists

Door The Apeman

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27-02-2020, 14:09

Hi,

I'm trying to set the volume name of my sdcard under Nextor 2.11, but to no avail:

A:\> vol sdcard

*** System file exists

What system file is this, and why is it in my way?

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Van gdx

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27-02-2020, 14:37

Same issue here.

Van edoz

Prophet (2385)

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27-02-2020, 17:26

I use GR8NET with nextor kernel 2.1.0, nextor.sys version 2.10 and command2.com version 2.44
Maybe it is 2.11 related then, or version of command2.com?

My version works fine btw.

Van Pencioner

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27-02-2020, 17:35

the volume name of FAT filesystem is actually a file with special attribute. for some reason 'vol' command doesn't recognize it or find it and then fails on creating one. might be that you sd file has one already? if it has one with long file name, that might be the reason of this behanious

P.S. I always manage filesystem labels on SD&CF cards from Win or Linux via cardreader... so never tried it from DOS yet Wink just making a scientific guess here

Van The Apeman

Master (148)

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27-02-2020, 19:10

I changed it using dosfstools under Linux, but remains unchanged under Nextor. I'll look for that file, thanks!

Van GreyWolf

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03-06-2020, 18:23

i created issue #57.

Van sdsnatcher73

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04-06-2020, 06:53

It has to do with Windows creating System Volume Information folder I think. This then gets a short name FAT entry and that is recognized as the “system file exists” and the volume showing as B (on my setup). I circumvented it by hsving Nextor on a floppy disk and after _fdisk and reboot I copy Nextor.sys and command2.com from floppy to SD, boot again and issue vol command (before modern OS touches the SD card)

Van GreyWolf

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04-06-2020, 17:17

sdsnatcher73 wrote:

It has to do with Windows creating System Volume Information folder I think.

I do not use Windows.
I copy additional files under Debian GNU/Linux.

Van sdsnatcher73

Prophet (2220)

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04-06-2020, 17:58

Does that create any files on the SD card? Did you format the SD under Nextor using _FDISK?

Van GreyWolf

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04-06-2020, 18:56

sdsnatcher73 wrote:

Does that create any files on the SD card? Did you format the SD under Nextor using _FDISK?

Yes, i formatted the SD under Nextor using _FDISK

Van Grauw

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05-06-2020, 01:15

GreyWolf wrote:
sdsnatcher73 wrote:

It has to do with Windows creating System Volume Information folder I think.

I do not use Windows.
I copy additional files under Debian GNU/Linux.

Nevertheless have you tried this?

sdsnatcher73 wrote:

I circumvented it by hsving Nextor on a floppy disk and after _fdisk and reboot I copy Nextor.sys and command2.com from floppy to SD, boot again and issue vol command (before modern OS touches the SD card)