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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 17:30:45 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu
Cc:        binhdo@cs.ubc.ca, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Can FreeBSD be visible from Win95?
Message-ID:  <199601030030.RAA13203@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.960102134733.217A-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu> from "Doug White" at Jan 2, 96 01:48:37 pm

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> > 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.

Well.  It goes to internal Alpha on the 12th.  8-).

But in order to support short file names, the on disk directory
structure had to change... 8-(.

But the new devfs should allow it to be auto-recognized.  8-).

But there's no code to do that yet.  8-(.

[ ... ]

> Besides, Windows 95 does not like 
> anything messing with the FAT and not the VFAT.

It doesn't bitch too loudly.  See "Unauthorized Windows 95" by Schulman.





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