I'm having some serious-sounding trouble using a fat32 partition with linux. here are all (i think) the important stats:
Distro: Kubuntu 5.04
/dev/hdb5 /home/../storage FAT32 user,gir=users,chmod=7777 0 0
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb5 /home/../storage
after it is mounted properly, (I'm working on my XP boot right now, so some of the previous syntax might be wrong, but it does work) whenever I read from it, i get a very stern-sounding clicking noise. it runs considerably slower than on windows, and there are also sound errors when i try to play music. (i have not tested video, I was too afraid that my rig would explode) the clicking is regular, and somewhat slow. on XP, it purrs like a kitten, i mean, i can hardly hear it when i put my ear up to it, and it sounds perfectly healthy.