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Re: Problems resizing Win2000 (II)

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Problems resizing Win2000 (II)
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 16:03:19 -0200

Thomas Roelz wrote:
> Hi all again,
> there is a new cognition related to the problem mentioned in
> my earlier mail.
> First of all I forgot to say that the file system used was FAT16
> (not ntfs) an that scandisk did not report any errors.
> Second I was told by somebody knowing that Win2000 has a "new"
> feature similar to hard links in Unix. Old Windoze versions only
> had kind of symbolic links (foo.lnk) that worked only when
> interpreted by the explorer. Reportedly Win2000 has hard links
> (sort of) in the file system (how could that be with FAT16?).
> May be that is the cause for all the trouble (still searching).

I don't see how this is possible.  FAT doesn't have inodes (or
anything similar).  The only way to "hard link" would be to
cross-link.  Parted will scream about this!

I can't think of any other way it could do it (i.e. store all the
metadata for hard links).  OTOH, M$ seems to be creative at this
kind of stuff.  (remember long file names...? *shudder*)

Andrew Clausen

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