Long filenames on floppies

richard at reika.demon.co.uk richard at reika.demon.co.uk
Thu Nov 16 06:27:22 PST 2000

Misquoted from Jesse Tie Ten Quee on Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 04:03:05PM -0500:
> Yo,
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 05:06:13PM -0500, Rob Bercik wrote:
> > I've just discover a great util for reading VFAT partitions, especially floppy
> > disks. Use Mtools. It's a small package to download and configuration is
> > minimal. It lists long file names and transfers files really well between VFAT
> > and ext2. The best part about it is that you don't need to mount your floppy
> > disk to read from it with mtools. I've had some problem reading VFAT especially
> > with unintentional overwrites and corruptions while mounting or unmounting
> > floppies.
> I prefer to just have an extra module installed then having to install
> mtools.
> I haven't used it in a while (been LFS' too long :) but i never liked
> it, one of the many things i love about GNU/Linux is the way you can
> mount filesystems... btw that kinda sucks having to use mtools with
> something like mc or Konqueror or Gnome's file manager, etc
> That's IMHO, aren't option's wonderfull =)
I have mtools because I have not found another way to make a dos file system.
I would prefer an alternative - mtools seems overkill when most of my removable
disks are tar iamges without a file system.


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