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Subject: Re: FAT Filename Mangling bug. (was: RE : Regarding the recent recording PANIC's)
From: Brent Geery (fasttimes_at_mochamail.com)
Date: 2003-04-24


On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Björn Stenberg wrote:
 
> Short names are only ever seen in older operating systems that don't
> support long names. Such old systems don't support USB either, so it's
> not an issue for Rockbox.

I should also point out, a message posted to the ArchosJukebox6000
list:

> From: "gertouderkerken" <gertouderkerken_at_yahoo.com>
> Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 14:14:00 -0000
>
> Use your jukebox in DOS(so you don't have to install the windows
> drivers)
>
> I have found a way to connect my archos jukebox (AJR10 with HITACHI
> Harddisk) to the computer without having to install the windows
> drivers. It is based on the program DUSE from pocketech (download it
> here: http://www.pocketec.net/downloads/duse_4_2.zip). All you have
> to do is format a bootable floppy disk with DOS (under Windows 95
> with FAT32 support or higher) and install the USB driver as explained
> in the manual that comes with it (it worked for me with the following
> line in config.sys : device=a:\duse\duse.exe nocd). Connect your
> jukebox to the computer with the USB-cable and put it on. Then boot
> your computer with this bootdisk. The jukebox is recognized and
> connected as an extra harddrive. You can no move files to and from
> the jukebox with the well known DOS commands (or other DOS file
> management programs)
>
> This way you can use your jukebox as an portable harddisk and connect
> it to every computer which has USB and a floppy drive without having
> to install the drivers (for example to exchange large files or
> because your computer runs with windows 95 without USB support (like
> mine at work)).

-- 
BRENT - The Usenet typo king. :)

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