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Q: Free embedded FAT32 or NTFS filesystem

Started by JeGy October 18, 2009
Hi,

I am looking for a FAT32 or NTFS filesystem for embedded projects.

I expect that the source code is written C and free of charge

Goggle helped me to find "DOSFS" from ZWS.COM. As it is not possible for me 
to
unpack the file which I downloaded, it is not possible tp make a proper 
evaluation.


Any one have the project in a readable format?

Do you know other free embedded FAT32 or NTFS filesystems?

-- 
Kind Regards
Jens

There are 10 kind of people in this world, those who understand the binary 
number system,
and those who do not..... 


On Oct 18, 4:01=A0pm, "JeGy" <gydesen.jensREM...@THISgmail.com> wrote:

> Goggle helped me to find "DOSFS" from ZWS.COM. As it is not possible for =
me
> to > unpack the file which I downloaded, it is not possible tp make a proper
If you can't even work out how to unpack a tarball, you're definitely not qualified to use any of the answers you could possibly get to this question.
JeGy wrote:
> I am looking for a FAT32 or NTFS filesystem for embedded projects. > I expect that the source code is written C and free of charge > > Goggle helped me to find "DOSFS" from ZWS.COM. As it is not possible for me > to unpack the file which I downloaded, it is not possible tp make a proper > evaluation. > > Any one have the project in a readable format?
What do you consider "a readable form"?
> Do you know other free embedded FAT32 or NTFS filesystems?
Look at any of the *free* Eunices (that means *not* Linux) and you will find sources for many different filesystems...
> There are 10 kind of people in this world, those who understand
> the binary number system, and those who do not..... No, there are *two* kinds of people in the world: - those who think there are two kinds of people in the world; and - those who don't!
On Oct 18, 1:01=A0pm, "JeGy" <gydesen.jensREM...@THISgmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, > > I am looking for a FAT32 or NTFS filesystem for embedded projects. > > I expect that the source code is written C and free of charge > > Goggle helped me to find "DOSFS" from ZWS.COM. As it is not possible for =
me
> to > unpack the file which I downloaded, it is not possible tp make a proper > evaluation. > > Any one have the project in a readable format? > > Do you know other free embedded FAT32 or NTFS filesystems? > > -- > Kind Regards > Jens > > There are 10 kind of people in this world, those who understand the binar=
y
> number system, > and those who do not.....
lawre has a valid point: If you're having trouble with a compressed archive, the contents may bewilder you. I doubt that you will find support for NTFS; Microsoft protects it as a trade secret. There are legal issues around FAT32 also, but so far the lawyers have been kept locked in their cages. Expecting that source code be written in C and be free of charge is a bit much. Open source is about paying forward, not demanding hand- outs. RK
On Oct 18, 9:56=A0pm, d_s_klein <d_s_kl...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Expecting that source code be written in C and be free of charge is a > bit much. =A0Open source is about paying forward, not demanding hand-
Well, my source - which he couldn't decompress - is in C, and is explicitly free, as in "use it, don't tell me about it, I don't care" free :)
larwe <zwsdotcom@gmail.com> wrote in news:25b9a599-d2b6-44d8-8ade-
7075242bf5fe@z2g2000yqm.googlegroups.com:

> Well, my source - which he couldn't decompress - is in C, and is > explicitly free, as in "use it, don't tell me about it, I don't care" > free :)
Wow, I aint no programmer, and I could easily open your files with WinRAR. But then I've USED computers for 30+ years. (as apposed to clicking on pretty pictures ;-) ) -- _______________________________________________ / David Simpson \ | dsimpson@NOnyxSPAM.net | | http://www.nyx.net/~dsimpson | |We got to go to the crappy town where I'm a hero.| \_______________________________________________/
Op Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:58:42 +0200 schreef David Simpson  
<d-simpson@comcast.net>:
> larwe <zwsdotcom@gmail.com> wrote in news:25b9a599-d2b6-44d8-8ade- > 7075242bf5fe@z2g2000yqm.googlegroups.com: > >> Well, my source - which he couldn't decompress - is in C, and is >> explicitly free, as in "use it, don't tell me about it, I don't care" >> free :) > > Wow, I aint no programmer, and I could easily open your files with > WinRAR.
RAR is a non-free proprietary format, and not everybody wants to illegally use WinRAR for longer than the evaluation period. As such I don't expect the OP to have WinRAR, perhaps even unaware of the free alternative multiplatform graphical archiving tools.
> But then I've USED computers for 30+ years. (as apposed to clicking on > pretty pictures ;-) )
Are you suggesting that there might have been people clicking on pretty pictures before 1980? -- Gemaakt met Opera's revolutionaire e-mailprogramma: http://www.opera.com/mail/ (remove the obvious prefix to reply by mail)
Boudewijn Dijkstra wrote:
> Op Mon, 19 Oct 2009 04:58:42 +0200 schreef David Simpson > <d-simpson@comcast.net>: >> larwe <zwsdotcom@gmail.com> wrote in news:25b9a599-d2b6-44d8-8ade- >> 7075242bf5fe@z2g2000yqm.googlegroups.com: >> >>> Well, my source - which he couldn't decompress - is in C, and is >>> explicitly free, as in "use it, don't tell me about it, I don't care" >>> free :) >> >> Wow, I aint no programmer, and I could easily open your files with >> WinRAR. > > RAR is a non-free proprietary format, and not everybody wants to > illegally use WinRAR for longer than the evaluation period. As such I > don't expect the OP to have WinRAR, perhaps even unaware of the free > alternative multiplatform graphical archiving tools. >
The same thing applies to WinZIP - lots of people use it beyond the free evaluation period, while very few have paid for it. I always recommend 7z (<http://www.7-zip.org/>). It is free and open source. Infozip is an alternative (last I heard, WinZIP used Infozip's libraries - that's allowed by the Infozip license, but it always struck me as unreasonable for the WinZIP developers to want paid for simply putting a pretty face on Infozip's hard work). It is perhaps also worth noting that the RAR format is heavily associated with unlicensed software (and other media) copies. There is no technical reason for this (technically, it's just another compressed container format, like zip, 7z or tgz) - it's simply a matter of the format and associated WinRAR program being popular in that area.
>> But then I've USED computers for 30+ years. (as apposed to clicking on >> pretty pictures ;-) ) > > Are you suggesting that there might have been people clicking on pretty > pictures before 1980? >
I seem to remember the keys on the Commodore Pet having pretty pictures on them as well as letters, and that was 1979 IIRC.
On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:23:08 +0200, Boudewijn Dijkstra wrote:

>> Wow, I aint no programmer, and I could easily open your files with >> WinRAR. > > RAR is a non-free proprietary format, and not everybody wants to illegally > use WinRAR for longer than the evaluation period. As such I don't expect > the OP to have WinRAR, perhaps even unaware of the free alternative > multiplatform graphical archiving tools.
Larwe's DOSFS is in .tgz format, not RAR. There are plenty of free tools to extract this. In windows, 7-Zip will work fine. See: http://www.7-zip.org/
On Oct 19, 8:12=A0am, David Brown <da...@westcontrol.removethisbit.com>
wrote:

> I seem to remember the keys on the Commodore Pet having pretty pictures > on them as well as letters, and that was 1979 IIRC.
Well, I think we're stretching the boundaries of "pretty" ;) But the Apple II was introduced in 1977 and it had icons already :)