I have a problem regarding copying of files using Ubuntu's copy feature. The problems goes on like this:
I copy a specific folder to my ZIP drive by creating a new folder each day (Backup). Now copy process starts and completes. No when I disconnect the drive from the system and re-plug, I find that all those files are now lost. Only the folder which I created manually, exists.
Also, if I use the terminal to copy and create the directories, windows XP detects a corrupt file system in the drive and I again have to scan and fix the drive. The files, though are recovered, still I am thinking why this is happening. Might be due to the different way these OSes create and maintain the table.
FAT32 is the file system in the ZIP (4 GB) drive. On XP (SP3) system it is NTFS and on Ubuntu (10.04) it is ext3.
There are however no other problems while copying data from the drive. Even copying a single file to the drive works fine. Only copying inside a folder gives the problem. Also, once copy attempt is done, nothing further can be added to the folder. It gives error that the folder is not accessible or so.
What could be the problem? Any workaround?