ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

Giles Orr gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Mon Jul 27 21:12:15 UTC 2009

2009/7/27 Lennart Sorensen <lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org>:
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 09:30:05AM -0400, meng wrote:
>> I'm getting an external drive enclosure for an old IDE hard drive.
>> I going to load data(and movies) on it and want it accessible from Windows XP and Linux.
>> As to the file system, should I use ext2/3 on the drive and use ext2ifs to access it from Windows?
>> Or use the ntfs file system and use ntfs-3g to access the drive from Linux?
>> I use Linux so the answer should be self-evident but will appreciate any considerations that I may have overlooked.
>> Any help will be appreciated.
>> Thanks and cheers :-)
> The obvious answer would be: Use FAT32.
> Sure you are limited to 4GB files, but that isn't usually a problem.

It isn't?  Tell that to a DVD image file.  I don't keep more than one
or two lying around at any given time, but one was enough to convince
me I didn't need to use FAT32 anymore.

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