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Old 05-17-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Is there a good upgrade from FAT32?


Hi, I really am not fond of FAT32, it seems a little to antiquated for my taste. I am looking for a FS that both Linux and Windows can use.

I have ntfs-3g, but the only problem with that is if for some reason I need to use a rescue CD, I won't have r/w abilities.

So is there a 3rd alternative?

Thanks,
--David
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:30 PM   #2
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You can burn your own custom SLAX boot CD with ntfs-3g on it.

Or you could use one of the ext2 drivers for windows out there.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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I believe these ext2 drivers also work with ext3 (check their faq before).
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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they do
tried it even with reiserfs and it worked
its called
Ext2 Installable File System
or EXT2IFS in short
but it works only with x86 processors
as stated on their page:
http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:46 PM   #5
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use ext2 or ext3. windows can use it almost natively with an ifs.

google for 'ext3 ifs'
 
Old 05-17-2007, 01:58 PM   #6
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I've been happy with Captive and Ext2IFS. Captive works on the Fuse filesystem. Google for the tarballs.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by davidguygc
I have ntfs-3g, but the only problem with that is if for some reason I need to use a rescue CD, I won't have r/w abilities.

So is there a 3rd alternative?
Hi David, I'm sure you could get ntfs-3g working AND have r/w access. Maybe post your /etc/fstab entry that mounts it. If you have it installed this will probably be less work than installing anything other -- besides you find some solution that has other features etc.
 
Old 05-17-2007, 07:45 PM   #8
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Hi David, I'm sure you could get ntfs-3g working AND have r/w access. Maybe post your /etc/fstab entry that mounts it. If you have it installed this will probably be less work than installing anything other -- besides you find some solution that has other features etc.
What I mean is that my rescue CD doesn't have ntfs-3g, so it won't recognize it.

One of my ntfs entries looks like this (I'm stuck running windows at the moment)
Code:
/dev/hda1    /mnt/Windows      ntfs-3g    defaults   0 0
How can I create a Slax cd? I think that is what I wanna do.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 06:08 AM   #9
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www.slax.org download image and check for ntfs-3g module
 
Old 05-18-2007, 06:18 AM   #10
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i have mine like this:
Code:
/dev/hda1        /win         ntfs-3g     defaults,gid=103,dmask=1227,fmask=1117         1   2
gid=103 is for the group who gets read write permissions
and added my username to that group
then a bit changed directory and file masks
so that not eveyithing is executable in the /win directory
 
Old 05-18-2007, 07:01 AM   #11
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An alternative to Slax could be Knoppix, if you are somehow familiar with this. Version 5.2 with ntfs-3g is not officially available from the Knoppix mirrors, but it's available via bittorrent. A google search reveals some sources for this.
Knoppix might be "overkill" though because it's a quite big DVD iso image.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 06:59 PM   #12
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OK, I'll download SLAX and give it a try, thanks.

Tux-Slack: I like the way I have it set up, I like executing every tiny little grungy thing windows might throw at me lol.
 
  


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