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Old 04-03-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Filesystem other than vfat on memory card?

I am trying to run a system whereby I keep all my work on a camera sd card that I can stick into whichever computer I want to use. It goes into a usb adapter or a pcmcia adapter. This works fine except that the file system is vfat and this seems to cause me all sorts of problems - I cannot make symlinks on it, I have to have either everything executable or nothing executable. Does the filesystem have to be vfat and if not can I just mkfs whatever I want? If I can do this will it cause me problems in other ways? Anyone know? I take it that if I want to use it on a windows box it would need to be vfat.

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Old 04-03-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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You should be able to format the card with whatever filesystem you like. The card won't be usable on Windows unless the you use vfat of NTFS though.



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