Re: vfat patch for shortcut display as symlinks for 2.4.18

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Sun Jun 09 2002 - 20:58:22 EST

Nicholas Miell writes:
> On Sun, 2002-06-09 at 18:01, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

>> You don't get a shared filesystem that way. Windows would
>> not be able to see the files created by Linux. You'd get stuck
>> using the ext2 resizer all the time. You couldn't even move
>> a file from ext2 to vfat without having enough disk space for
>> it in both places.
> That's not any different than having seperate VFAT and ext2
> partitions in a standard dual-boot situation.

Sure. That obviously sucks; Linux can do better.
It's important to make a transition to Linux as
painless as possible. Nobody considering an OS
change likes the feeling that their data files
are trapped on one side or the other.

I remember the screams when umsdos support was
dropped from most distributions. It would be
great to have a modern substitute for umsdos.
FAT32, NTFS, and HFS+ are what people get with
their hardware.

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