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Old 08-21-2006, 11:18 PM
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I created a 2.3GB partition using ext3 in order to store my MP3s and share them between UNIXes (Linux and BSD). Am I right in assuming that PCBSD can read and write to this FS format? If not, does it do FAT32 at least?

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:38 AM
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Default Re: Can BSD read/write to ext3 partitions?
Originally Posted by bushwacker
I created a 2.3GB partition using ext3 in order to store my MP3s and share them between UNIXes (Linux and BSD). Am I right in assuming that PCBSD can read and write to this FS format? If not, does it do FAT32 at least?

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Hello again,I guess it could read/write from ext3 but your better off with a FAT32 partition...Iv done it already and it works...What kind of hard drive do you have?not that it matters but I was just curious...
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Originally Posted by bushwacker
I created a 2.3GB partition using ext3 in order to store my MP3s and share them between UNIXes (Linux and BSD). Am I right in assuming that PCBSD can read and write to this FS format? If not, does it do FAT32 at least?

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Yes, *BSDs can read/write to/from ext3 partitions, but FAT32 is better alternative, as it can be accessed from win/*nix systems.
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I only have Linux and BSD on here, so that's not a problem. Are there any performance or data integrity related issues I should worry about here? I already have the partition formatted as EXT3 right now, so there's no reason to change it if I don't really need to.
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Originally Posted by bushwacker
Are there any performance or data integrity related issues I should worry about here? I already have the partition formatted as EXT3 right now, so there's no reason to change it if I don't really need to.
Well, as you probobly already know, FAT32 was "invented" by MS, so ...
EXT3 is the FS of choice. It is much more efficient and error-free.
Most of the users would probobly choose EXT3, `cause it`s just better I guess.
Oh, one more thing ... EXT3 is usually mounted as EXT2, at least in *BSDs case. [It`s a linux native system anyway].
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ext, ext2,ext3 Linux native file systems versions 1,2,3 hehe.

Whats the real diffrence between ext3 & ufs2+softupdates?

Personally I like NTFS, no problems with UFS2, but FAT is the most portable thanks to MicroSoft Dirty Operating System.
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Originally Posted by TerryP
Whats the real diffrence between ext3 & ufs2+softupdates?
AFAIK there`s no way to get RW access to FFS/UFS2 partitions from
Linux. Yes, you can read it [you`ll have to load ufs kernel support module], but you can`t write into it.
And that`s the problem.

Originally Posted by TerryP
FAT is the most portable thanks to MicroSoft Dirty Operating System.
Maybe it is portable, but EXT3 is portable too. Plus - it`s a Journaling FS [FAT32 requires some stupid and unreliable programs like scandisk, which aren`t successful in repairing FS. They`re causing more harm to the system ... I can remember those ugly-looking, obsolete "chain files" created by scandisk when it found an error.] which makes it pretty stable and almost fully reliable.
The problem is the limit of the max filesize I believe. In EXT3 [or FAT32] it`s 2GB I guess? well, don`t remember.
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FAT32. Max file size 4GB, max partition size between 512mb and 2tb depending on who what where. (XP only allows 32gb).

EXT3. Max file size 16GB-2TB, max partition size 2TN-32TB depending on cluster size or some thing.

It's the technical details of FAT FS's I don't like, which is why I wish I could use NTFS or ext3/ufs2 for my shared partitions.

Recovery stuff remains fat16 or fat32 though depending on whether I format it or reuse a vendors. That way I know what ever I try to access them with in a Defcon I emg I'll have access to it inless it's uni fs support (1 fstype)
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