floppy disk filesystems

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    floppy disk filesystems

    If I format a floppy disk using ext2 filesystem, can windows users use that floppy? What if I format it with msdos...can linux users use that floppy disk?

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    > If I format a floppy disk using ext2 filesystem, can windows users use that floppy?
    They can reformat it - that's about all

    > What if I format it with msdos...can linux users use that floppy disk?
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    So, formatting with msdos means...linux AND windows users can use the floppy with no problem?

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    Having trouble with the concept of "yes" ?
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    Then why would anyone want for format with ext2?

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    Because that's the file system of choice when you don't care about interoperability with M$ at the level of a hard disk.
    The ext file systems are a lot more robust than the FAT file systems invented for messy-dos
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