From: "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6...@twc.com>

> Thanks for replying.

> After this, I won't use USBASPI on FreeDOS.

> How can I use a USB mass storage that is formatted FAT16 or FAT32 on
> FreeDOS with USBDOS?

> Best regards,
> Ercan

If your BIOS or UEFI recognizes USB mass storage, then FreeDOS should recognize
it if it is in place at boot time.

I don't think FreeDOS can recognize a USB stick inserted after FreeDOS boots
and is active, but I could be wrong in the case of USBDOS.

FAT16 is very inefficient regarding cluster size, so on a USB stick, even if
only 1 GB, you do better with FAT32.

With FAT16, if file system is between 1 GB and 2 GB, cluster size is 32 KB,
meaning this is the amount of space taken by a very small file.

One way you can test diskspace use is to see (with DIR) how much space you
have, and then run something like
ECHO ababcdcdefefgg > JUNK1.TXT
and then run DIR and see how much diskspace you have after that.

Tom


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