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Re: does the linux support rootfs on vfat?

To: zhuzhenhua <>
Subject: Re: does the linux support rootfs on vfat?
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 09:09:58 +0100
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On Sun, 2006-03-05 14:17:56 +0800, zhuzhenhua <> wrote:
> if in my product based ide disk, i want to it to support the
> u-disk(with vfat fs), and can i set the root fs as vfat too?
> if use vfat as rootfs, what's disadvantage of the selection?

Well, most notably you won't have device nodes. Maybe a ram-backed
filesystem mounted to /dev/ could solve that, but you'd probably need
an initrd for that to do.


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