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Old 12-14-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
marchewa
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Red face linux --> windows files


hiya,

i got small problem, i was doing an assignment to school lately on linux ( i'm using SuSe 10.3 ) I written my webpage, saved it on my USB key and what i realised in school... windows didn't even see this file on USB... i checked and it's the same with every other files ( mp3, div-x etc )
maybe it's alame question but dunno how to handle that
Does it have something to do with diferent file system? ( ext3 - ntfs ?)
I'm just guesing...
 
Old 12-14-2007, 06:46 PM   #2
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That's the first thing I would check is the filesystem on the USB key. Most come factory formatted as Fat32 (which both should read fine).
 
Old 12-15-2007, 02:41 AM   #3
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Yeah. Windows fails at reading non-Microsoft partitions. You should boycott Windows at school...
 
Old 12-15-2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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Best to format USB keys as FAT IMO, since it can be read by Linux, Windows, and I think OSX too all in default configurations for more distros. It's a bit of a suck filesystem to use because it doesn't support all that good owner, group and permissions stuff and it is a little fragile, but the interoperability might be worth it.
 
  


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