Re: Windows 95 (VFAT) file systems?

Marty Leisner (
Sun, 15 Oct 1995 09:42:24 PDT

In message <>, you write:
>I'd like to be able to mount Windows 95/Windows NT partitions under
>Linux, so I can do tape backups -- it's easier than trying to wend
>my way through the MS-provided tape backup programs.

xmosdos can read VFAT file needed 1.3.x -- I've used it
readonly, and was favorably impressed...

There is also a ntfs driver which seemed to work

>I've discovered two packages that purport to do this: doslfn01 and
>xmsdos 0.1.6. Both claim to be alpha or beta.

Never heard of doslfn01 -- where is it...

xmsdos and ntfs seem to work readonly well...which is what you need for

>Anyone have any experience with either of them? Are they reliable?
>I am running 1.2.13.

You may have to get 1.[23].* straightened out ...also ntfs passed memcpy
as a pointer, which needs to be modified in newer kernels...