ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

meng meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 28 00:33:27 UTC 2009

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From: lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org (Lennart Sorensen)
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:02:54 -0400
To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [TLUG]: ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

> 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.

Thanks for the suggestion, Len but as Giles pointed out, DVD image files mostly are bigger than 4 GB :-(

Often, I rent a DVD and throw it on my HDD and watch it later.
That way, I don't have to go to the store on the weekend and perhaps find that it's already out.

OT: I just ordered a DVD from amazon.co.uk (only available there).
I think it'll only play on a region-free player than can handle PAL, it's Region 2.
Or I'll have to watch it on my monitor with a region-free DVD-ROM :-)


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