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Old 09-24-2007, 08:04 AM   #1
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hard drive filesystems..


Hey all!

I have a dual boot system: winXP & Ubuntu.

I have a SATA hard disk 250GB in which i store my music. My problem is that Iwant to format this disk so that it will be visible from both systems. I gues one solution is FAT32 but it won't support a partition of 250GB.

Any ideas???
 
Old 09-24-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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You can format it ext3 and use an ext3 driver for Windows.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 08:44 AM   #3
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FAT32 will support partitions of 250GB, because I once bought an external disk that size that came formatted as FAT32. Windows won't let you a partition that size as FAT32, but it should be possible from within Linux. I recommend following matthewg42's advice though, ext3 is a better filesystem.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 08:53 AM   #4
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i'll try using the ext3 driver.

Thank you all people!!
 
  


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