mounting win95 partition

mounting win95 partition

Post by John Hans » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00


>Friends, Romans, Country men (and Women), and any linux mad caps...

>     Simple question is it possible to mount a windows 95 dos disk
>so that Linux understands the long file names???

Yes you need the V-FAT file system.  I have downloaded it, but not tried
it.  The exact version you need depends on the kernel you are running.

I think is standard in latter  kernels.


mounting win95 partition

Post by zip.. » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00

If you really want to use it, you should know that the filesystem
is called vfat.


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mounting win95 partition

Post by Mark Hambli » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Thankyou to all respondants

I now know what I have to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recompile a kernel


Mark H.
    Bad speling and grammar poor due to
    and no dam spelling/grammar chequer.



1. Mounting Win95 Partition

Hope this is the right place to ask.

Is there any way to mount a Win95 partition under Linux, besides "mount
-t msdos"?

I'm hoping to find something that maps more of the Win95 features onto
their Unix/Linux counterparts, such as:  Win95 "long" filenames mapped
to Linux filenames instead of 8.3 format names.  Win95 "shortcuts"
mapped to Linux symbolic links.

Anybody know?


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