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I have installed several versions of slackware and keep finding that file names are truncated using the ~ (tilde?) character +1 ie all file names longer that (5?) letters are shortened to ***~1.** . Is there any way of forcing linux/Xwindows to use full filenames? Thanks.
Setup does not ask what file type to use, it just says there are dos drives, and what name it should give. I am reluctant to go into fdisk on these files, in case of corrupting existing windows filesystems on a multiop setup.
Anyway, why should Linux care what dos systems are mounted when it is dealing with its own files in its own filesystem (ext3)? Is the conclusion I should not mount dos drives and then the problem goes away?