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Re: postgres win32 in FAT32

From: Albi Rebmann <albi(at)life(dot)de>
To: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: postgres win32 in FAT32
Date: 2004-10-14 12:25:38
Message-ID: cklr7i$p7u$ (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers-win32

I do not agree to this :-)

We like to give away some software on CD and for that we like to use 
some db, postgres would be fine. We know that it will only run on w2k 
and XP (and that is ok), but many home user installations still have 
FAT32 partitions. Everthing runs on FAT32, but postgres not. And for 
shure most home users will not know how to convert fat32 to ntfs nor do 
that, cause they see no reason.
And I'm surprised that some functions will not work in postgres on 
fat32. What is the reason?
I know fat32 is less security and on real servers I will always use 
ntfs, but for this cd software I can not say, yuo must use ntfs :-(


Mooshii schrieb:
> Hello everyone:
> My $0.02: Don't bother supporting FAT at all.
> I believe anywone who wants to install PostgreSQL on NT5+ would either have
> an NTFS partition, or be able to create/convert one easily.
> From
> px:
> (first page on google for "convert fat ntfs")
>>Converting to NTFS Using Convert.exe
>>A partition can also be converted after Setup by using Convert.exe.
>>For more information about Convert.exe, after completing Setup, click
>>Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER. In the command
>>window, type help convert, and then press ENTER.
> Christian Holteng.
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