Paul on Mon, 7 Jul 2003 22:56:16 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Accessing a FAT32 drive from Linux

Arthur S. Alexion wrote:

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.

That sounds right, but if you are working with an ext3 filesystem, if you don't specify ext3 "mount" will guess that you have a vfat filesystem.

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