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Re: 'ln -s' on vfat usb disk



On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 17:38 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote:
> James Pifer wrote:
> > I have usb 2.0 disk with vfat on it. I'm unable to create symbolic links
> > or change permissions, such as chmod 777. I'm guessing its because it's
> > vfat, but wanted to make sure before I go to the trouble of moving the
> > data and reformatting the drive to ext2 or ext3. 
> > 
> > Can anyone verify that vfat is the problem?
> 
> Yes, you're completely right. Vfat doesn't have support for such things.
> 
> James.

Thanks. I have recreated the disk with ext3 and all is good. I do
remember putting vfat on it for portability, but this drive will stay on
this machine indefinitely. 

James


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