ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs
meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 30 01:20:53 UTC 2009
From: Tyler Aviss tjaviss-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:44:12 -0400
To: tlug-lxSQFCZeNF4 at public.gmane.org
Subject: Re: [TLUG]: ntfs-3g vs. ext2ifs
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM, meng<meng-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> > 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 :-)
> > Meng
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> One thing that I hadn't really thought of and now is just crossing my mind..
> What not use both? I have a 16GB card for my EEE with a secondary ext2
> partition for the Linux stuff, and a smaller VFAT primary for the odd
> occasion when I need to easily ferry stuff to a windows box.
> No reason you couldn't have a little of both, other than that you'd
> have to slice up your space a bit.
I haven't thought of it either :-)
Thanks for the suggestion, but...
I will go with ext2/3 because my data and movies are OS-independent.
Sure, I have a few .doc, .odt and .pdf files but either Linux or Windows will handle them.
Storing data even in proprietary format on ext2/3, I believe, will not be a problem.
I have a few tax return files in QuickTax.
I believe if need be, I can transfer the files to Windows and use QuickTax with them.
I also have the pdf copies of the tax returns.
My data are static archives.
The movies I delete when I have viewed them, I do not collect movies.
I use Windows for the odd program that I want/need and also so that I don't become totally Windows-ignorant.
Word is still useful for a resume :-)
Thanks for the help in making an informed choice.
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