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Old 03-20-2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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External harddrive FAT32- VFAT options (uppercase to lowercase file name translation)

I have mounted an external western digital harddrive (Model WD800B008-RNN).

I formatted the drive as FAT32 so that I can share it with windows XP on a dual boot system.

The problem is that whenever I create a file through linux on the drive the filename is being converted to lowercase.

for example

cd /mnt/win_f
touch AFILE
ls -ltr
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 20 09:18 afile*
Note that I created the file with uppercase but that it is being reported as lowercase.

Here was what mandrake 9.2 install placed in /etc/fstab

none /mnt/win_f supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=vfat,--,umask=0,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu 0 0

I have been googling and reading the man pages on fstab and mount and I have tried this...

dev/sda1 /mnt/win_f vfat,posix=1,shortname=mixed,umask=000 0 0

This did not work either. I still get a lowercase filename.

What options for mount should I use to fix this problem?

Old 03-20-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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none /mnt/win_f supermount dev=/dev/sda1,fs=vfat,--,shortname=win95,umask=0,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu 0 0

This works.....


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