[syslinux] Syslinux Digest, Vol 164, Issue 2

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Nov 18 12:24:08 PST 2016

On 11/07/16 14:27, Phil Pokorny via Syslinux wrote:
> EFI requires a FAT filesystem.  Ideally FAT32 but that might be encumbered
> by Microsoft patents?  Maximum size of a FAT16 partition is 2GB.
> Use mkfs.vfat  You can try the "-F 32" if you're not worried about  being
> sued by Microsoft.

I'm not a lawyer, and this is NOT legal advice, but:

1. The patents applied to long filenames in FAT, not FAT32.
2. I believe the patents expired last year.


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