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Subject  :  8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  craigm craigm@bluenexus.net
Date  :  16 Apr, 2007 on 23:41
I love using a thumbdrive! I know eCS works great with my 2 gig version but now I am getting low on space and need to upgrade. I know most thumb drives 2 gigs and under use FAT so I am wondering if anyone here has used anything larger then 2 gigs and had it work. It's important that any operating system can read from it since I use openoffice and Pixel for alot of my work, and since they are cross platform it's very easy.

Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  Blonde Guy
Date  :  17 Apr, 2007 on 04:40
I've run an 80 GB USB drive with FAT32, but I limited the partitions to 32GB each, so that an older version of Windows could still read/write it.

I set it up on an eCS system, but the Mac had no trouble with it, either.

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Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  Sander
Date  :  17 Apr, 2007 on 18:11
Yes. An 8 GB Kingston Data Traveler, formated FAT32.

Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  craigm craigm@bluenexus.net
Date  :  18 Apr, 2007 on 00:18
So FAT32 is good...isn't FAT32 now installed with eCS 2.0 or do I have to manually install that file system?

Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  18 Apr, 2007 on 00:35
Can one format a usb drive in JfS? HPFS?

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Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  RobertM
Date  :  19 Apr, 2007 on 00:30

BigWarpGuy (18 Apr, 2007 00:35):
Can one format a usb drive in JfS? HPFS?

HPFS Yes...


JFS Dunno, never tried it.


Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  Sander
Date  :  20 Apr, 2007 on 18:51

craigm (18 Apr, 2007 00:1:
So FAT32 is good...isn't FAT32 now installed with eCS 2.0 or do I have to manually install that file system?

If your goal is to have read/write capability across multiple OS's, than FAT32 is an excellent choice.

Installation is a "no brainer". Just use the Warpin (.WPI) installation.

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fat32/f32_0911.wpi

Documentation is also excellent, and if you have further questions, there is help available on the Yahoo news group, FAT32USER.


Subject  :  Re:8 Gig Thumb Drives
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  21 Apr, 2007 on 00:45

Sander (20 Apr, 2007 18:51):

craigm (18 Apr, 2007 00:1:
So FAT32 is good...isn't FAT32 now installed with eCS 2.0 or do I have to manually install that file system?

If your goal is to have read/write capability across multiple OS's, than FAT32 is an excellent choice.

Installation is a "no brainer". Just use the Warpin (.WPI) installation.

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fat32/f32_0911.wpi

Documentation is also excellent, and if you have further questions, there is help available on the Yahoo news group, FAT32USER.


I will give it a try with some USB drives (512 meg) that my computer had trouble seeing drives with since they were formated in fat32. Thanks for the software.

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