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Old 07-24-2005, 05:43 AM   #1
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Which file systems does Solaris 10 support?

I'm trying to create harmony between Windows XP and *nix by putting all my documents on one universally accessable partition, which file system (NTFS, FAT, FAT32) does Solaris (Or any *nix for that matter) support?
Old 07-24-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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NTFS is read only under linux, not even sure if Solaris even goes that far. I am not sure on fat32, hopefully it is readable by Solaris and the other *nix systems because it will allow you to have a decent sized partition.

Old 07-24-2005, 01:43 PM   #3
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PC file system (pcfs) allows you to mount FAT32 partitions, on Solaris. Man page of "pcfs" has some relevant examples
Old 07-25-2005, 03:52 AM   #4
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HI Eerath,

I'm 100% sure it supports FAT32...have heard NTFS works as well...but am not sure...heres how u du it :-

Find out the entry for your windoze disk...whetehr its on master or slave ...u can do this by going ....
cd /dev/dsk
(loook for entries ending in p0 )

devfsadm -v
Create mount points (mkdir ) under /mnt

mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/(entry u found) /mnt/cdrive
mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/(entry u found) /mnt/ddrive

HOpe this helps...
Old 07-25-2005, 08:19 AM   #5
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fat32 is supported read/write.
No native ntfs support with Solaris, a workaround based on QEMU exist.


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