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Old 01-07-2002, 03:01 PM   #1
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Angry can vfat mounted dir be case sensitive?


I wonder if anybody has successfully mounted a fat32 partition in the case sensitive (just like a normal unix dir) way.

I tried:
mount -t vfat -o check=s /dev/sdb2 /mnt/shared
mount -t vfat -o posiz=1,check=s /dev/sdb2 /mnt/shared

The mounted dir works, but it is always case insensitive - same like dos style.

BTW, I am using RH6.2 - do not ask me why...
I hope it does not make a difference for this matter.
Thank you very much!

- oldbee
 
Old 01-07-2002, 05:36 PM   #2
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Yep! Pretty much anything in the Linux environment is case-sensitive. So if your mount dir is /Win98 that's what you type to get there, not win98. Hope this explained what you were asking?
 
Old 01-07-2002, 05:43 PM   #3
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taz, thanks for the reply.

However, the problem is that I do NOT get "case sensitive dir "as I expected.

If I type:
mv TEST test
in the vfat mounted dir. Os complains you can not move a file to itself. It thinks TEST and test are the same!

Does this happen to you?

oldbee
 
Old 01-07-2002, 06:43 PM   #4
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Unhappy fat32 is case sensitive partly...

In FAT32 you can have a folder named Win98 or wIn98 or anything else and you will see it as that but... all these folders cannot co-exist in the same directory! FAT32 cannot work as ext2fs or any other filesystem unices use. All this is done just to keep compatibility with old programs that use dos-type filenames (i guess). NTFS is better and case sensitive the way you want it but can only work on win nt, 2k or xp. Tough luck!
 
Old 01-07-2002, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thank parapente, that explains!

I wanted to try NTFS since I do have XP for this partition.
I search on this topic.
It requires me to rebuild my kernel. What scares me is some posts say I can only read from the ntfs mounted partion ??? That would make it useless for me.
Can you confirm if both R/W are supported for ntfs on RH62?

Thanks again.

oldbee
 
Old 01-08-2002, 02:53 AM   #6
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sorry. No write support (without the notice that it is still experimental and might damage your filesystem) even on my kernel 2.4.8. RH6.2 has a much older kernel. I don't know if you should trust it for everyday use...
 
Old 01-08-2002, 10:57 AM   #7
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Thanks! That saves me a lot of time to try it.
 
Old 01-08-2002, 03:12 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by oldbee
taz, thanks for the reply.

However, the problem is that I do NOT get "case sensitive dir "as I expected.

If I type:
mv TEST test
in the vfat mounted dir. Os complains you can not move a file to itself. It thinks TEST and test are the same!

Does this happen to you?

oldbee
Sorry for misunderstanding the question. My booboo! I've never tried to write to my fat partition to get that error. I've gotten it in the linux filesystem, but only when I accidentally type it the same or use an incorrect parameter.
 
  


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