Arthur S. Alexion on Mon, 7 Jul 2003 01:03:06 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Accessing a FAT32 drive from Linux

Fred K Ollinger wrote:

2. Next you can mount it:

mount -t msdos /dev/hdb1 /mnt

I usually use the vfat system type, i.e.
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /mnt/winboot
instead of the msdos type. My understanding is that the msdos type doesn't support fat16/fat32 long file names, which is the reason that vfat was implemented. In fact, when mounting floppies and zip disks, I have "auto" as the type in fstab, and Linux has seemed to correctly detect the file system type.


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