> > Message: 11 > Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 01:32:46 +0200 > From: Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> > Subject: Re: usb key problem > To: PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> > Cc: email@example.com > Message-ID: <20091016013246.c0e022e5.free...@edvax.de> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII > > On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:18:45 -0400, PJ <af.gour...@videotron.ca> > wrote: > > Now that I have had a few moments to think about > it, maybe I have to > > give good old cruze and enema and format it under XP > ... maybe all it > > needs is a clean system on it. ;-) > > I'm not sure if USB sticks tend to degrade > filesystem-wise, > but when you put such a stick into random "Windows" PCs, > it's > quite possible that data gets messed up. The most ideal > solution of course is to simply newfs the stick and give > it > a UFS file system, but sadly, "Windows" PC are resistent > to > standards, so they won't read it, but will force you to > use > old-fashioned MS-DOS-like file systems. :-) > To be fair, Windows XP supports the NTFS filesystem that is very feature-rich. Although, I recall making a XP machine unbootable trying to format removable media with NTFS because only the installer woulds use that filesystem. The format utility let me choose between Fat16 and FAt32 or something :P
A better tool, under both Windows (via Cygwin) and BSD, would be ntfsprogs. http://www.linux-ntfs.org/doku.php?id=ntfsmount Regards, James Phillips > > -- > Polytropon > Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... > > __________________________________________________________________ Yahoo! Canada Toolbar: Search from anywhere on the web, and bookmark your favourite sites. Download it now http://ca.toolbar.yahoo.com. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"