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Old 06-01-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default File system question.

I know most Windows systems are running on NTFS, so I was curious about what Mac and Linux normally run on by default. I have an external hard drive formatted in NTFS and wanted to know if a Mac or a Linux system would recognize it.
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Default Re: File system question.

The standard filesystem used by Linux at the moment is Ext3, but different people use different systems (some have moved on to Ext4, for example, whereas I use ReiserFS). Mac uses, I think, something called HFS (though a Mac-user would need to confirm this for me).

A Linux box will recognise, read-from and write to an NTFS drive. I do it all the time
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: File system question.

you can mount ntfs by -t parameters under linux...
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:49 AM   #4
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If you have Windows, be glad of it. Just don't ask about Mac or Linux...
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If you have Windows, be glad of it. Just don't ask about Mac or Linux...
What do you mean by that?
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