0
votes
0answers
29 views

Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
-2
votes
2answers
62 views

Windows system partition purpose

Is a system partition just the partition on which the windows OS is installed and nothing more than that. What other purposes does it have? What happens if I fill it up with data, will the system ...
7
votes
1answer
12k views

cat /proc/meminfo what do all those numbers mean

In reading the man page on the free command in Linux. I found that is gets its info from /proc/meminfo. I understand a few of the entries, like MemTotal and MemFree. What do the rest mean. cat ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Distributed vs clustered vs networked file system

What is the differrence between a distributed file system, clustered file system and a network file system ?
0
votes
1answer
124 views

Multiple boot and file sharing options

I am about to set up a dual/triple boot system on a 750gig macbook pro and was wanting to know my options in regards to file sharing options between the operating systems--primarily to share my music ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

What is the meaning of those numbers in the second column after typing “ls -l”?

drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 29 16:44 db drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 29 16:44 djproject -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 38 Jun 29 16:44 index.html drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Jun 29 16:44 jobs ...
0
votes
1answer
229 views

Difference between “bit-number” in filesystem and that in OS (like 32,64 bit)? [closed]

I encountered 2 terms ,"FAT32", a file system and "Windows Vista 32 bit". I found that the meaning of a 32 bit OS is that that the OS deals with data in chunks of minimum size 32 bits. I don't quite ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Change OS X partition to Mac OS Extended Journaled without reformatting?

I have a machine running OS X 10.5.8, and am upgrading it to Snow Leopard, and then Lion. Snow Leopard requires a Journaled partition, but the partition the OS is running on now is Mac OS Extended — ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

File system concepts (df command)

I'm finding it difficult to understand some stuffs about the df command. Suppose I type df and I have the following output Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on ...
16
votes
7answers
3k views

Why does Windows not recognize files inside Linux partitions?

I dual booted my Windows XP, installing Linux Mint. I found out that when using Linux Mint, I could see and open files installed on Windows XP, but when using Windows XP, I can't see and open files ...
0
votes
2answers
584 views

How to increase the partition space for my local active drive… without formatting?

I want to increase my local disk drive i.e C: partiton space.. I dont want to format my drive and do partition... Is there any way to avoid formatting.. and increase the partition space in C: ?
-1
votes
3answers
232 views

Windows & Linux support for each other's file-systems [closed]

Why if we open linux we are able to view windows file system but when we open windows we are not able to view linux file system unless we use some software?
0
votes
1answer
118 views

Unix: how does cp work for files larger than available RAM?

Does it copy the file in batches, or does it stream the file through memory, reading and writing simultaneously?
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Is there a high-performance local area “file sharing” protocol?

It seems to me that most network "file sharing" protocols are one or more of old, slow, and insecure. The most used protocols seem to be SMB, NFS, and WebDAV. I'm sitting here, looking at iTunes ...
5
votes
4answers
494 views

Operating System with tag-based filesystem

Is there an OS that, instead of a hierarchical filesystem based on directories, uses tags? A problem with directory hierarchies is that a file often belongs into more than one category. Some systems ...
1
vote
1answer
296 views

How does the OS find files in the file system? [closed]

I'm curious about how an OS finds files in the file system. For example I know in the FAT file system there is a DB of the files. I know the OS finds files very fast, so I want to know if it uses ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

OS X Lion doesn't copy some files between different folder

yesterday I installed my Lion, worked fine ! Today I downloaded few mp3 files from internet using Chrome, they went to the Downloads folder. The first problem is when I go to the folder, on the ...
6
votes
6answers
1k views

Is file system part of operating system?

I was wondering if a file system on a storage device is part of OS? I don't think it is. Instead it is part of the storage device, and exists outside of any OS although was created by an OS. Is my ...
0
votes
1answer
325 views

What HTFS means?

When I start my computer I get error file HTFS. What HTFS file means and how can I solve this problem. I have Windows 7 OS.
6
votes
4answers
194 views

What is the reasoning for hidden files in operating systems?

On every operating system I have used (Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows, and Mac OS X), there has been a standard for hidden files. Initially I thought that this feature was simply to hide some files from ...
9
votes
5answers
2k views

Why do operating systems have file size limits?

What limits a file to have some maximum size depending on the Operating System? From this page: I do not exactly understand this. If you have the storage space, what else can be the limitation? ...
1
vote
1answer
901 views

FAT filesystem analysis tool

I have a dump a FAT file system. Is there a windows tool I can use to analyse it, including: Provide basic information (sector size etc.) Validate the file system, basic corruption checking Allow ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

External hard drive how to format it?

I just bought a hard drive of 500GB that I want to use on Mac OS X and GNU/Linux but be able to use some file on Windows. Basically I have to deal with FAT32 (That doesn't support file over 4GB), ...
45
votes
6answers
16k views

Using UDF on a USB flash drive

After failing to copy a file bigger than 4G to my 8G USB flash drive, I formatted it as ext3. While this is working fine for me so far, it will cause problems if I want to use it to copy files to ...