Re: can Linux r/w Windoze FAT32?
On Sat, 1 Mar 1997, Ralph Winslow wrote:
> Lawrence Chim wrote:
> > Harmon Sequoya Nine wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > first is with the "mtools" (do a "man mtools" to get more info), although
> > > this is usually only with a floppy.
> > >
> > > The second way is to mount the win95 partition using:
> > > mount -t vfat /dev/??? /mountDir
> > >
> > > This should work like a charm. Let me know if it doesn't ...
> > >
> > > -- Harmon
> > Do you realise that FAT32 is different from FAT16?
> > Only OEM WIN95 supports FAT32!
> Is this why I have to put up with those whatev~1.foo names? Someone
> posted their reluctance to deal with other than .txt files to or from
> the WinDoze slice. I've had success with moving .exe .doc .etc files
> to and from - no problem (except for the truncated file names).
no, if you can mount and use the win95 filesystem, and the only problem is
truncated filenames, then you have vfat (which is still FAT16), and you
can solve the problem by adding "-t vfat" to the mount command as noted
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