> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 8:33 AM
> To: SEAINT Listservice
> Subject: Re: Computer hard drive and file storage server questions.
> Regarding partitioning, the primary reason (at least that I know of) for
> partitioning a drive (other than the fact that some versions of OSs and
> BIOSs cannot handle larger dirves OR having multiple OSs installed) is an
> issue of wasting space.
Note that this is pretty much NOT an issue with "modern" file systems such
as EXT2 (Linux' native filesystem), NTFS, or even FAT 32. It was a very big
issue with FAT 16, but only "pure DOS" or 16-bit Windows systems need FAT
William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
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