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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 13:48:37 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@riley-net170-164.uoregon.edu>
To:        Binh Do <binhdo@cs.ubc.ca>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Can FreeBSD be visible from Win95?
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.960102134733.217A-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <9601021105.ZM6708@columbia.cs.ubc.ca>

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On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Binh Do wrote:

> As I have both Win95 and FreeBSD and as I specified /win95 as a mount partition
> of FreeBSD I can access Win95 from within FreeBSD. But is there any way to view
> FreeBSD from within Win95? Thank you for the information.

No.  Windows 95 does not support the Unix filesystem.

> PS. One more question. Can I somehow write to /win95 partition from FreeBSD? I
> tried to chmod to write but could not? Do I have to specify it during
> installation?

That would not be a good idea, since the msdosfs code is so old.  Writing 
runs the risk of corrupting your FAT.  Besides, Windows 95 does not like 
anything messing with the FAT and not the VFAT.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@gladstone.uoregon.edu | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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