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Re: 8 character filenames on msdos floppy

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001 20:09:49 -0500, Stephen Gran <gashuffer09@home.com> wrote:

> > The easiest way is to edit /etc/filesystems and list vfat above msdos.
> > When you specify a type of "auto", mount must try things (in some
> > order) to find one that works.  For some reason it defaults to trying
> > msdos before vfat, it works, and you only get 8.3 characters.  You can
> > specify a preferred order in /etc/filesystems and have it try vfat
> > first.
> > 
> > -D
> I'm sorry to ask, but what package is that from?  It's not on my box
> (running woody with some sid, originally upgrade from slink, through
> potato, so I have some deprecated files left over), and
> packages.debian.org doesn't show it for any distro on the x86 arch.  I
> know it sounds like a silly question, and I knew there must be some
> place to set this search order, but maybe the name is wrong?

This is a job for RTFM!

$ man mount
$ man fstab

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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