Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Aug. 01 2007,13:04
The pendrive installation scripts included within DSL use FAT16, because at the time, the standard was 64MB pendrives. Today, pendrives are much larger. However, which FAT to use is best determined by size of drive. See this.
Because DSL is so small, these very small pendrives 64MB to 512MB are still a very viable choice.
Given this situation, is why I think the pendrive installation scripts should be removed from DSL core. The choice on how best to format and install DSL should be moved to the Wiki and MyDSL extensions. The pendrive installation scripts were originally MyDSL extensions.
Because of limited support of permissions using FAT, I think it is best to have two partitions on pendrives. And from fourm comments, the first partition should be the larger "shared" one, used for backup and MyDSLextensions, and able to be seen by all versions of Windows. The second partition (50MB) used for DSL system files. Current pendrive installation scripts do not provide this.
Edited by roberts on Aug. 01 2007,13:07