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Old 07-10-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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linux read vfat?


I'm pretty surprise that I can read my floppy under linux which use fat filesystem. So linux can actually read it? How about NTFS and such.

Windows can't read ext2/ext3 I'm surprise Linux can read the reverse.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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Linux can read NTFS, but the wrote support is pretty wonky.. so you might not want to write onto a ntfs part. from linux.

There are ext3 and ext2 patches for windows, though,.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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sure it can read fat, ntfs, etc .. Why is that surprising ?

If it were me thinking about it, I'd be blown away if Windows could read anything buts own, rather than the reverse
 
Old 07-10-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Linux can read NTFS, but the wrote support is pretty wonky.. so you might not want to write onto a ntfs part. from linux.

There are ext3 and ext2 patches for windows, though,.

was wonky
 
Old 07-11-2006, 04:09 PM   #5
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That is what make linux so great as a network operating system. In order to be a file server it is going to have to know how to read differenct filesystems.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 05:12 PM   #6
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Did they fix the NTFS write support in the kernel? That would be awesome if they did....
 
Old 07-11-2006, 07:08 PM   #7
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Did they fix the NTFS write support in the kernel? That would be awesome if they did....
Last I heard, most of the bugs have been worked out. You still might run into problems time and again with user permissions, but nothing that will corrupt the disk.
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