Chapter 4. Filesystems

A shock is when you know that Android is Linux and if you know the nice Linux filesystems supporting links and UTF8 filenames and then the manual of you device tells you that it supports just FAT for the memory cards.

Fortunately you can check what is really supported by installing a Terminal Emulator app and then type cat /proc/filesystems. Its quite obvious that the internal stuff does not run on FAT and therefore also the memory card inserted can have a Linux friendly filesystem as ext3.

Unfortunately this does not mean that the system mounts automatically filesystems other than FAT. And the next hurdle is that mount can needs root permission.

It really looks that Android is Linux for Microsoft users :-(

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