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Subject: Re: FAT Filename Mangling bug. (was: RE : Regarding the recent recording PANIC's)

Re: FAT Filename Mangling bug. (was: RE : Regarding the recent recording PANIC's)

From: Brent Geery <>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 10:51:54 -0700

On Sat, 26 Apr 2003 12:9:22 +0100, "Peter Koenig"
<> wrote:

> Could you give a brief tutorial for creating that disk?
> or put the diskimage somewhere?
> would I be able to access my other (ntfs) drives?
> thanks in advance
> >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.
> >
> >You underestimate the wonderfull world of MS :
> >- on MS Dos, you can have USB (with 'duse' drivers) but not the long
> >filenames (even with the Win98 Dos).
> >- on Win NT, you've got the long filenames, but not the USB.
> >
> >I had to make a linux boot/root disk to get USB _and_ long filenames
> >on my Win NT PC at work !
> >
> >Pascal.

I just posted the instructions, in this thread, a couple of days ago.
Here they are again:

> From: "gertouderkerken" <>
> 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: 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)).
> Kind regards,
> Gert Ouderkerken

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