ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

meng meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 28 01:43:41 UTC 2009

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From: Giles Orr gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:12:15 -0400
To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [TLUG]: ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

> 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.
Yes, that prodded me change to NTFS :-)

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