usb key problem

PJ af.gourmet at
Fri Oct 16 00:12:32 UTC 2009

Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 19:18:45 -0400, PJ <af.gourmet at> wrote:
>> Now that I  have had a few moments to think about it, maybe I have to
>> give good old cruze and enema and format it under XP ... maybe all it
>> needs is a clean system on it. ;-)
> I'm not sure if USB sticks tend to degrade filesystem-wise,
> but when you put such a stick into random "Windows" PCs, it's
> quite possible that data gets messed up. The most ideal
> solution of course is to simply newfs the stick and give it
> a UFS file system, but sadly, "Windows" PC are resistent to
> standards, so they won't read it, but will force you to use
> old-fashioned MS-DOS-like file systems. :-)
I do hate MS, but can't totally avoid it.
Now, I hope the key works to transfer the dumpfiles even if it's in Fat32...

Anyway, thanks much for your guidance and patience. :-)
I think I'll be able to float by myself... for a while at least.

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