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Hi! Iím still quiet new and unfamiliar to using linux and Iím wondering about using a memorystick (still need to go out and buy the thing) between my Linux system ...
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    Memory stick, FAT32? on linux?


    Hi! Iím still quiet new and unfamiliar to using linux and Iím wondering about using a memorystick (still need to go out and buy the thing) between my Linux system and a Windows system. Isnít it a problem that memorysticks mostly use FAT32 or VFAT? Would I need to format a memorystick if I want to use it with Linux? Wouldnít then become useless in Windows?

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    Linux can read/write to FAT filesystems no problem, and windows can do the same, it's the best filesystem of windows to linux and linux to windows data transfer.
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    It will work straight out of the box for most distros, but some require mounting

    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/usb
    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
    meh, but you probably already knew that

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    Woops, sorry for the double post

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    The FAT filesystem wasn't an invention of Microsoft despite what they'll tell you. This is why it's so standard and there is full availability of its specifications to all. Availibility to Mac was one of the reasons that so many portable devices used it, which is also to the benefit of us linux users.

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    The FAT filesystem wasn't an invention of Microsoft despite what they'll tell you.
    This belief arises because of Microsoft's trademark bloated software.

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    For what it may be worth, you might want to read this short thread.
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