The important point to note is that:

When I try to check status, stage, commit, push, everything seems to work 
fine when I do it from my local drive. It also works when I map a network 
drive to another shared drive. But I get these errors only when working on 
a network drive mapped to my locally hosted site.

On Friday, January 15, 2016 at 12:12:58 PM UTC-8, Saz wrote:
>
> I've created a network drive for my locally hosted website, and I'm 
> managing all my files directly on the network drive. And I'm using that 
> network drive as a local git repo. So, if I make any changes to a file 
> there, I'd also want to be able to push it my my remote git repo. But when 
> I start to do that, its gives me so many errors. Sometimes, it fails to 
> check the status, sometimes gives errors such as
>
> 1. "fatal: index file smaller than expected"
> 2. "fatal: Unable to create 'Y:/
> demo.dotcms.com/demos/tstgit/.git/index.lock': File exists."
> 3. "error: update_ref failed for ref 'HEAD': cannot lock ref 'HEAD': 
> Unable to create 'Y:/
> demo.dotcms.com/demos/tstgit/.git/refs/heads/master.lock': File exists."
> 4. "error: update_ref failed for ref 'refs/remotes/origin/master': cannot 
> lock ref 'refs/remotes/origin/master': Unable to create Y:/
> demo.dotcms.com/demos/tstgit/.git/refs/remotes/origin/master.lock': File 
> exists."
>
> I've googled and followed every direction I could in:
> 1. 
> http://codybonney.com/fixing-fatal-index-file-smaller-than-expected-error/
> 2. 
> http://programertools.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-fix-fatal-index-file-smaller.html
> 3. 
> http://vertis.io/2012/01/24/git-fatal-index-file-smaller-than-expected.html
> 4. https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-2018
>
> But I'm still getting these issues.
> However, when I try to check status, stage, commit, push, everything seems 
> to work fine when I do it from my local drive. But I get these errors only 
> when working from network drive.
> Please help.
>

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