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  • a virtual file allocation table; a 16-bit version of file allocation table that supports an extended set of features such as support for long filenames that the original FAT file system did not have.


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  • DEFRAG from there, because DOS doesn't understand VFAT, which is used to support long filenames in Windows 95 and higher.

    Debian GNU/Linux : Guide to Installation and Usage

  • After careful examination, it looks that something replaced the munt line of my NTFS partition in the/etc/fstab and claimed that it is a VFAT partition and 'mountall' that is run during boot gets very, very confused if presented with such dillema, so mach in fact that it hangs and stops the whole boot sequence.

    Planet Debian

  • The workaround is to boot from a livecd/usb and comment out all NTFS and VFAT lines in

    Planet Debian

  • It comes down to the Linux VFAT filesystem which is compatible with Windows long filenames, and this is significant for Linux since VFAT is part of the GPLed kernel code.

    ZDNet News - News Page One

  • I'll let tridge tell you: When this option is enabled the VFAT filesystem will refuse to create new files ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • The rest of the USB drive or 1 GB also as VFAT (Fat32) type


  • Where's the suit against IBM and every other vendor that ships a Linux kernel with VFAT? Headlines

  • The filesystems are VFAT and they're mounted read-only most of the time.


  • Thanks to the patch from Tridge, Microsoft may not be able to collect royalties from other companies who also use VFAT with the Linux kernel.

    LXer Linux News

  • Among the eight patent violations filed, two were in relation to the VFAT filesystem regarding Microsoft's Joliet extensions for long filenames, namely patents licensing VFAT as recently as 2003, even though patents were originally filed in 1995.

    LXer Linux News


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