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File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks
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File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

The File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks feature introduces a File-System-Check (fsck) utility in Cisco IOS software for File Allocation Table (FAT) filesystems on (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) PCMCIA disks. The utility performs functions such as checking the boot sector and partition table, checking the file and directory structure, reclaiming unused disk space, and updating the FAT file structure.

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Information About File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks Overview

Prior to the introduction of the file system check (fsck) utility in Cisco IOS Release 12.2(13)T, corrupt files could not be removed from Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) disks using the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI).

Files (or file metadata) in an ATA disk can be corrupted by a variety of events, from power failures or system crashes to simple TFTP copy failures. Prior to the introduction of the file system check (fsck) utility, corrupted files could not be deleted from a usable ATA disk without removing, reformatting, and reinstalling the disk.

Thefsck privileged EXEC command allows you to conveniently recover wasted disk space directly from the CLI.


Note


A FAT16 formatted disk can have only 512 root directory entries. This limits the maximum number of files stored under the root directory. The number of root directory entries stored by a file is in proportion to the filename length. A FAT32 formatted disk does not have this root directory entry limitation. A subdirectory of a FAT16 or FAT32 formatted disk also does not have any limitation on the maximum number of files stored in it.


How to Use the File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

The fsck utility is enabled by default. No configuration is necessary. For more information, see the fsck command page.

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks feature.

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Feature Information for File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

File System Check and Repair for PCMCIA ATA Disks

12.0(22)S 12.2(13)T

This feature introduces a File-System-Check (fsck) utility in Cisco IOS software for FAT filesystems on PCMCIA disks. The utility performs functions such as checking the boot sector and partition table, checking the file and directory structure, reclaiming unused disk space, and updating the FAT file structure.

The following command was introduced or modified: fsck.