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Old 03-31-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
Red Barchetta
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Defrag (NOT for ext2/ext3, for FAT32 partitions)

OK, here is the problem,

I realize that fragmentation or ext2/ext3 file systems is not a real problem. However, I am dual-booting Linux and FreeDOS. FreeDOS is on a FAT32 partition, but the Defrag program it comes with looks like it only works on FAT12/FAT16 file systems (same with there chkdsk program), but it dose support FAT32 otherwise. But this means I can not Defrag it with the tools it comes with (hate to say this, but the chkdsk is no real problem, just use MS-scandisk from a Win98/ME boot disk), I DO NOT have Windoze installed at all anymore, so I can not defrag the FreeDOS partition with it (and Windoze command-line defrag seems to require Windoze to be running to work).
So....Anyone know of a FAT32 defragmenter for Linux (or one that works in FreeDOS)?

Old 03-31-2007, 06:53 AM   #2
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This link to a USALUG forum post may be what you are after. As may this link to allow you to be sent the defrag utility from Win ME. And, finally, the good folks on the Puppy Linux forums have also been discussing this.

I searched for "defrag fat32 linux" in Google.
Old 03-31-2007, 07:01 AM   #3
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