[Lvlug] Using a Linux filesystem (ext2, ext3) on a USB pendrive?
rhkramer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 10:34:54 EDT 2007
Is there any problem converting a USB pendrive to a Linux filesystem (other
than incompatibility with Windows systems)?
My google research some months ago did not turn anything up, but my first
attempt at conversion (that same "some months" ago) didn't work--the
filesystem stayed an MS Dos system (fat16). (And, iirc, the (unneeded) files
that still happened to be on the pendrive stayed there, so clearly I did
I'm sure that was an ebkac--this time I'll review what I'm doing and probably
start by using fdisk to delete the existing partition and create a new
partition, then use (the right variation of) mkfs to create the filesystem.
My goal is to be able to use long filenames on the pendrive without having
them shortened to things like "testfi~1.txt" or whatever--hmm, maybe fat32
does that and preserves the Windows compatibility (in case I want to do
something at a public library or similar)?
Any hints or warnings appreciated.
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