[U-Boot-Users] Little endian
wd at denx.de
Fri Nov 28 14:49:31 CET 2003
In message <Pine.CYG.4.55.0311281315120.3560 at sniper.ultra.si> you wrote:
> Thanks for the notice. Does anyone recommend any document about how data
> is physicaly stored on the hard drive ? I came across documents describing
The Linux filesystem code? ;-)
> FAT16/FAT32 but not how an actual file (the data) is stored in clusters.
> Is a file data always spread troughout clusters continuosly or can a file
No, or your disks would be full very soon.
> be spread around multiple group of clusters, say one part of file starting at
> 1 to 50 and the other part continuing at 100 to 120 ? Note that I am very new
It can be spread over many different clusters and groups of clusters
- that's what they call "fragmentation", and for waht DOS filesystems
recommend to use defragmentation tools to speed up file access.
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