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Old 09-09-2002, 01:49 PM   #1
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Talking defragment


Hi there!

Guys what program can I use to defrag my FAT32 partition from Linux?

thnx
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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Hi Here's an idea...

Since you use a fat32, I am going to assume you still have winbloze onboard (for your sister of course ). Well since that's the case, you could just run defrag in winbloze on the winbloze formatted drive.

Cool
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:10 PM   #3
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hehe,(you are right, almost as always)
Hi so there is my problem: I DON'T WANT TO LOAD WINBLOZE!!!!
And another thing, if I haven't winbloze on board, I would still use FAT32 partition
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:11 PM   #4
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Of course MasterC, I can search for it with GOOGLE, but I just want to use trusted programs
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:22 PM   #5
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Unfortunately I don't think there are any programs within Linux to defrag Windows partitions. Fat32 isn't Linux native and most of the time Linux doesn't even need a defrag itself, so what makes you think anyone would need one for a FAT32 partition which is found in a Windows system to run from Linux..
BTW, I would never run Linux using FAT32 and when I do, its because I have a dual boot or something... and I would boot into Windows to defrag if necessary.
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:26 PM   #6
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Cool, to each his own, but I really see no reason to use a fat32 if you didn't have winbloze onboard That is beyond this though, and there are plenty of other threads for discussion on that.

You might be able to get away trying to "wine" it. I just read up on it, and most people seem to be saying that you will at least have to go to dos, or out of Linux anyway.

Cool
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:37 PM   #7
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Well, IMHO defragmenting FAT32 partition using 'wine' maybe problematic ( or dangerous). Guys one more question: I have heard that copying files from Linux partition to ntfs can crash it ( ntfs ), is that true?
 
Old 09-09-2002, 02:50 PM   #8
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Well, that would be writing to NTFS, which unless you got balls the size of Africa, or really know what you are doing, is not a good idea.

Yes it can crash it, it's really not a good idea (is there an echo in here )

It probably would be bad to wine it, it's just an idea since you seem to want one.

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Old 09-10-2002, 01:56 AM   #9
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linux on fat32??????
ohmygod!!

you can choose @ least 5 different native linux partitions and u choose fat32? I don't get it....
 
Old 09-10-2002, 02:03 AM   #10
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Either writing to media like CD or zip, or even to a shared partition would be more ideal than NTFS <--> Linux.
 
Old 09-10-2002, 01:21 PM   #11
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Man ( I mean KayJay ) I think you guys from /dev/null can't read well. May be you have Linux on FAT32, I am having it on reisefs
 
Old 09-10-2002, 03:11 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by nautilus_1987
hehe,(you are right, almost as always)
Hi so there is my problem: I DON'T WANT TO LOAD WINBLOZE!!!!
And another thing, if I haven't winbloze on board, I would still use FAT32 partition
According to this you would use it though, even if you didn't have winbloze
 
Old 09-22-2002, 02:18 AM   #13
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Just a small note, unless your loading Windows or writting and storing files on the FAT32 partition, it can't get fragmented. I wouldn't worry about until Windows loads.
 
Old 09-22-2002, 04:21 AM   #14
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So disk defragmentation is only needed by winbloze!?
 
Old 09-22-2002, 02:29 PM   #15
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No, not what I'm saying. Unless your actually using the FAT32 from Linux, why defragment it from Linux. The only time it will get fragmented is when Windows loads and starts using the partition, from there you can defragment it. After all, it is Windows's mess, let it clean it up!

 
  


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