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Old 04-24-2002, 11:41 PM   #1
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Linux supports fat or fat 32?

I have win98 installed which uses fat32 .
I have heard that linux only supports windows if its on fat .
SO would it also support fat32 ?
Also, if it only supports FAT then should i covert all the partitions to FAT or only C:
Old 04-24-2002, 11:52 PM   #2
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Linux supports both filesystems, fat32 is called vfat, and fat is called fat...
Old 04-24-2002, 11:55 PM   #3
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Re: Linux supports fat or fat 32?

Originally posted by dark_light
should i covert all the partitions to FAT
Absolutely not, fat and fat32 are outdated.
Old 04-25-2002, 01:06 AM   #4
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zemedico is entirely correct. It is outdated.
You should leave linux on ext3 partitions. Unless you want to be bleeding edge and put /var and or a special partition for shell scripts on a reiser partition(s). You should however build support for vfat into the kernel so you can access your windoze partition...or better yet just get rid of it. I mean my understanding is that M$ 'newest' NTFS is based on outdated IBM technology from the early 80's


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