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Subject  :  Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  stefanj stefanj@gte.net
Date  :  19 Feb, 2004 on 11:49
So, I finally got my USB flash keys to work with eCS 1.1 and the latest USB drivers. I've got a Lexar 128Mb and another 64Mb, no-name. They're both working perfectly, the only problem I have is long file name support. I've got Fat32 installed, but all I'm seeing is the truncated 8.3 names. Am I doing something wrong, missing something?
Any help would be appreciated.

-Jason Stefanovich


Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  bobvirago
Date  :  19 Feb, 2004 on 13:13
the flash card have formatting in fat 16 , boot a win 98 disk fornat the in fat 32

robert


Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  ChrisR roossien@gmail.com
Date  :  19 Feb, 2004 on 13:35
I'm using vfat2ea from hobbes

Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  stefanj stefanj@gte.net
Date  :  20 Feb, 2004 on 10:19

bobvirago (19 Feb, 2004 14:13):
the flash card have formatting in fat 16 , boot a win 98 disk fornat the in fat 32

robert



Mmm, these flash key's are/have been used with WinXP/2K, where the long file names are shown when they are mounted

Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  stefanj stefanj@gte.net
Date  :  22 Feb, 2004 on 07:37
So, I looked at this vfat2ea, if you're using it in a heterogenious environment, then you have to extract the data to EAs and then push it back to vfat every time you mount and unmount the drive. VFAT.IFS hasn't been updated for a long time and says it's still experimental/subject to crapping out. I don't even know yet if it can handle drives that are mounted after boot. There's got to be a better way.

Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  ChrisR roossien@gmail.com
Date  :  12 Mar, 2004 on 09:20
Yes, format it to fat32 and use the fat32.ifs
But when I format to fat32 in win98 I have to use DFSEE to set the identification byte to fat32, it seems win98 does not set/use this byte to identify a partition... .. Every standard what can be sabotaged will be sabotaged in win

Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  stefanj stefanj@gte.net
Date  :  15 Mar, 2004 on 16:37
So are you saying that i can use fat32.ifs if I format the drive and set the bit? See because the current documentation says it doesn't support removable drives. That would lead me to believe that I'd have to mount the drive before boot and only unmount it after reboot/shutdown.

Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  ChrisR roossien@gmail.com
Date  :  17 Mar, 2004 on 09:07
Hmm well no.. I tried it (again?) and probably I'm cunfused or something changed in win or eCS..
(I did not need DFSEE this time..)
Well sorry.. but actually its a win problem and not a eCS problem.
LFN is a shit way of win to pretent to grow up and it's even making problems in win itself (the registry is full of keys like 'PROGR~1'.. imagine what all can go wrong)..
Maybe its better to format as htfs and get a dos/win driver/program what can read(/write) hpfs..
Unfortunately.. when M$ finds out about it (all XP machines are talking to eachother and to M$, XP is spyware as we all know) they will block it in the next 'SECURITY?' update...

Subject  :  Re:Long File Name support and USB flash drives
Author  :  ChrisR roossien@gmail.com
Date  :  22 Mar, 2004 on 09:18
There is still another posibility you could try;
NetDrive has a vfat plugin..

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