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Old 11-26-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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File System for external HD?


I've got a single hard drive with a dual boot windows 98 se, and Debian linux 3.x on it.

I'm picking up a larger hard drive to store movie/music files on it and will be using it as a slave to the dual booting hard drive. My question is, when I am formatting it, what file system should i use for it? Will debian be able to read from it if its FAT16 or 32?

Thanks
 
Old 11-26-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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No, it will not

The only thing you'd be able to do is divide it half and half and use the kernel ntfs to do a read-only from the Windows Partition to the Linux partition. find this at http://linux-ntfs.sf.net/

then in Windows use a tool named explore2fs to do a read-only from the Linux volume to the Win volume

That way, you can have read-only between the 2 volumes.

But sorry, otherwise it wont work :-(
 
Old 11-26-2004, 12:11 PM   #3
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I don't use debian myself, but why would it not be able to read a fat32 partition? You are only planning on storing files there right? I've never heard of a distro that isn't able to read windows partitions.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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where does benrose111488 get his info from you can read and write to fat32 partions from linux,if it's enabled in the kernel.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 02:49 PM   #5
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oops.... fat32..... Thought he said NTFS

My bad, sorry
 
Old 11-26-2004, 08:09 PM   #6
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Heh you scared me at first. Yeah, FAT32 is what I'll use.

Thanks for the info
 
  


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