Why is my FAT always corrupt?

From: David A. Ferguson (DavidAFergusonDELETETHIS_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 05/13/04

Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 16:01:35 -0500

I dual boot between Linux and W2k. I store the shared data on a FAT.
Whenever I write to it from Linux it almost always comes up corrupted.

Is there some special setting I should have in my 'fstab' or something?

It is so bad that it is basically useless. I don't do anything special
just open KWrite, enter some journal entries and exit.