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  1. #1

    Reiserfs vs. Vfat

    I have Xandros running on my local network which has an empty SCSI drive that is using the Reiserfs files system. With all of my client machines being Windows here in the office, should I format the drive to vfat? I would rather use the existing linux files system if it won't cause any problems. There will be times when users will place files on the Xandros box that will contain spaces in the file names. I've run a few tests and it seems to be fine.

    Any advice on what I should do?


  2. #2
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    Unless planning to physically attach the hard drive to a computer running windows, there's no reason to convert it to vfat. Both reiserfs and ext{2,3} are more capable, faster and more reliable than vfat. Having vfat on a drive is just stupid unless you're actually using it in both linux and windows.

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    Thats all I needed to know. Thanks!


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