ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Jul 28 21:24:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 05:10:37PM -0400, William Muriithi wrote:
> I second that.  The other reason why its the file system of my choice is
> most video machines, car stereos and other portables seem to mount it
> natively. The other file systems are not as widely supported, in my
> experience at least.
> FAT32 has issues creating file system greater than 4 GB on windows. If you
> create the partition and file system from Linux though, you can create go
> past that limit, which mean it should not factor in on decision making

No FAT32 has a 4GB filesize limit.  Windows won't create a FAT32 bigger
than 32GB, although mkdosfs has no such problem and windows will happily
use a FAT32 partition larger than 32GB.

Len Sorensen
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