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Old 09-09-2003, 02:35 AM   #1
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how to write a fat16 file system!?


i cannt find any fat16 documentations!!!!who can help me?

i think there must have some source code about fat16 in the linux kernel source code, but i cannt find it either!!
who can tell me which one is?
thanx!!!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 03:10 AM   #2
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????

Fat16 is the filesystem used by MS DOS. Linux uses ext2, ext3, reiserfs, etc. The fat16 source code isn't likely to be in your distro.

Why do you need it?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:24 AM   #3
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Linux is also support fat16, isnt it??

i use redhat 9.0, and the kernel version is 2.4.20-8.

i need to write some data which i read from a FIFO to a flash mem, in fact i just wanna find out the source code supporting the fat16, can u help me?

thanx!!!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:32 AM   #4
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FAT16, etc is just the way the hard drive is formatted. Data can be copied to it without affecting it. Linux supports FAT16 in that it can read/write it - it can't create it.

Microsoft standardised FAT16 and would be (understatement alert!) extremely unlikely to release the code.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:56 AM   #5
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I think u havent understanded what i said. My mother language is not English, and i cannt explain my meaning exactly!

In fact i just need to write some original data(with out any file system) to a piece of memery, and thest data must be recognized by Linux or Windows! And I want to use fat16 format.

Is there any source code in the kernel supporting the fat16 file system???

thanx!
 
  


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