quick basic, maybe silly queston?

Chris Norman chris.norman4 at ntlworld.com
Wed Jan 16 04:40:58 EST 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 01:14 -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would rather look silly, than make a mistake, especially since at least 
> the DOS  factor will be one before I get my new machine.
> Having one built that will run an edition of DOS as its main os with Linux 
> on a separate drive.
> Here is the silly question.
> Can distros like Fedora and ebian read fat 32 partitions?
> There are a few advantages to this in DOS, so I am wanting to use one that 
> supports fat 32 unless this will create a problem for the Linux 
> distribution.
> Answer off list if this is just too newby a question lol.

I think it will be useful information for anyone just starting out, and
wondering if they will have to format their drives.

Linux will read and write fat32 partitions, which is how it accesses
memory sticks.

Not sure if it can defragment them, but it can certainly check them for


> Karen
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Chris Norman.

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