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Old 06-23-2006, 11:06 PM   #1
postitnote100
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What file format to use for cross-platform network?


I am trying to put together a small network of three computers, one running Windows XP, one running Mac OS Tiger, and one running linux (probably Debian).

What file system should I use to format the shared hard drive. I would like each system to be able to read and write. If this is not possible, then what file format could I use that is windows/linux compatible (minus the mac OS).

Thanks, I appreciate it. By the way, I'm a linux newbie...this will be my first experience installing any version of linux on any computer.
 
Old 06-24-2006, 12:24 AM   #2
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All 3 can read/write fat32, but I don't think you can have files over 4Gb on fat32. I hear that linux has experimental ntfs write support but I don't know how well it works as I haven't had to use it. or how it would work with the mac. I don't have any crappy windows boxes around here so I'm using hfs+ (with no journaling) on my external drives; and can say that linux can read and write it just fine with no 4gb limit.
 
  


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