Storage on FBSD

Angus Barrow angus at
Fri Aug 5 10:39:19 GMT 2005

It is indeed possible to have FreeBSD read from a FAT formatted drive
however this is not necessary if you will be sharing the files via a
network connection.  If you are sharing files to windows machines then
it is easier to have the files to be shared on a UFS formatted partition
and to use SAMBA to share the files.  See

On Fri, 2005-08-05 at 11:00 +0100, Daniel Finnimore wrote:
> Like many people in the it business, I am sure, I have lots of old kit around and am using one P3 with ide drive to run FBSD 4.7 for my shared internet access on 64K dialup ppp.
> With sco unix I can format a drive using dos and then use that section of the drive as as network drive for storage, files etc. Can I do this with FBSD. Ideally an old intel P3 with 4 ide drives one partitioned with FBSD the others all FAT 32.
> What do you think.
> Dan
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