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Old 04-08-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default Formatting NTFS drive to XFS

Apologies if this is in the wrong section, but here goes.

I have a USB HDD which is currently formatted in NTFS. This is because files on it are larger than 4GB making FAT32 not possible.

I would like to format the drive so that my Linux, PC and PS3 can all read and write to it.

EXT3 will not work as the USB capabilities will be removed once this is done, or so I am led to believe, which leaves me with XFS

How do I format the drive in XFS? Or alternatively, is there another solution to my problem which doesn't require me installing apps on each of the machines?

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Old 04-08-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Formatting NTFS drive to XFS

I didn't know windows would read XFS, I guess you learn something new everyday. If you have any modern linux liveCD maybe you could boot that up and run "gparted" which is a really good partitioner for linux. I use it when I want to format windows as well.

1. Boot any liveCD (Knoppix, Ubuntu etc. to my knowledge Puppy Linux doesn't have the utility, or I couldn't get it to work) or your linux OS
2. Open the terminal and type "sudo gparted"
3. A gui will open there, it should be self explanatory from that point.
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