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Subject: Re: FAT Filename Mangling bug. (was: RE : Regarding the recent recording PANIC's)
From: Pascal (
Date: 2003-04-26

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 !


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