Re: RFC: Modified FAT filesystem driver?

Michael Bruck (
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 20:55:53 +0100

>Note that the Windows 95 installer does not modify /etc/fstab!
>If Linux would autodetect the filesystem subtype, then there
>would be no need to modify /etc/fstab. Oh, let's try to not
>torture newbies too much. Expecting a newbie to modify /etc/fstab
>after a Windows upgrade is like expecting them to hack the registry.

BTW, Win95 modifies the boot sector (at least it modified mine) and
you could detect at least these drives by their boot sector OEM ID
"MSWIN4.0". ... (some minutes later) ... No it has modified all
boot sectors of my drives.