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Posted on 12-29-2001 01:03 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Nik

This talk about compiling it into the kernel can make people wonder where
Linux guys come from. All modern versions of Linux handle Windows FAT and
VFAT file systems just fine.

Al

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-----Original Message-----
From: Taboo Connections [mailto:stevenb@dreamscape.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 11:13 am
To: support-forum@syrlug.org
Subject: Re: sharing files between Linux and Windows


On Sat, 29 Dec 2001, you wrote:
> Date: Sat Dec 29 01:34:08 EST 2001
> Name: Nik
> Subject: sharing files between Linux and Windows
>
> How do i share files between Linux and Windows? The files are on two
different
> hard disks but mounted on the same computer.

Providing that you have vfat compiled into your kernel:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdbn
also see "info mount" or "man mount" for more information

You can still mount a FAT system without having to compile
vfat in. I believe the flag is -s (sloppy mount) using this
option does not support long file names
--
Steve Brock
stevenb@dreamscape.com

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you
have to be a genius to understand the simplicity."
Dennis Ritchie.

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