fun with SD cards
jkinz at kinz.org
Wed Dec 6 18:30:06 EST 2006
On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 07:48:08AM -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> I will probably get piled-on for saying this, but in my experience,
> plain FAT filesystems work well for removable media. FAT was originally
> designed for removable media (floppy disks), which is not the case for
> ext2. I routinely use a couple of USB keys to transfer stuff between my
> host system and OLPC boards. The ext2/3 has needed to be reformatted
> several times, whereas the FAT one is still using the factory format.
I agree FAT certainly seems to work well with USB/flash devices. I just
have one small worry, are there any concerns about patent issue for use
of FAT file-systems?
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