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Re: [vox-tech] Help with USB Hard drive
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Re: [vox-tech] Help with USB Hard drive



Hey yeah FAT32 is not journaling either, so if there is every a power
blip or cut of connection there is zero recovery from the file system
(if that is a concern).

This wikipedia page is one of my favorites, btw:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems


On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:01, ALLO (Alfredo Lopez De Leon)
<ALLO@novozymes.com> wrote:
> Hi ken and Matthew,
>
> Awesome info!  I'll give it a try :-)
>
> Ken: does this answer your question?
>
> Disk /dev/sdf: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
>
>   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sdf1               1      121601   976760001    b  W95 FAT32
>
> By the way I decided to use FAT32 so I can move the drive between several machines. But.., I may decide to get another one ($150.00 at Fry's final price) and do the "/dev/disk/by-id/xxxx" but with an ext3 partition which will be much more efficient.
>
> Thanks!!!
> Alfredo
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-tech-bounces@lists.lugod.org] On Behalf Of Chanoch (Ken) Bloom
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 10:03 AM
> To: lugod's technical discussion forum
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Help with USB Hard drive
>
>
> That's an assumption the operating system makes because most USB drives are thumb drives and the like, single-user disks that come and go. You can change that, though.
>
> Create a rule to identify the device uniquely in udev and to assign it a permenant device node (I can't tell you exactly how to do this, it will depend on being able to find something like a serial number that udev can use to identify it.), then add that device node to /etc/fstab, with appropriate mount options.
>
> Just out of curiousity, what's the block size (the size occupied by a 1 byte file) on a 1 TB fat32 drive?
>
> --Ken
>
> --
> Ken (Chanoch) Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
> Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
> http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/
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