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cerealdaemon 07-12-2005 04:04 PM

External Harddrive
 
Ok, so I'm looking for some general information on external hard drives with Linux. Right now, I'm looking to purchase a 100 gig or so xHD and I wanted to ask people here what they have had successes and failures with. Also, how does the filesystem for that work, can I have an external ext2 or will it have to be an NTFS or fat32, how would that work for a volume that size.

Any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.

ctkroeker 07-12-2005 04:09 PM

Just make a /boot partition (ext2) a /root (ReiserFS) and maybe a Fat32 partition to share file with windows.

cerealdaemon 07-12-2005 04:16 PM

I'm not really worried about sharing stuff with windows, mostly just having it as an external backup for all my movies and music. I have an all linux shop so windows computers probably won't be accessing the xHD

ctkroeker 07-12-2005 04:29 PM

Ok. I have the following partition sheme on a 80GB hdd.

hda1 /boot 50MB
hda2 /root 7GB (depends on what disro you are using)
hda3 /media 58GB (for movies and music and stuff)
unpartitioned 15GB (or dual boot later or whatever, not really required)

hope that helps.

Edit:
If you do not want to install an OS on the drive and just use it for linux PC's, than partition it with ReiserFS.

cerealdaemon 07-12-2005 08:33 PM

sweet thanks a bunch, RieserFS it is then


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