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Default Three OSs. One External HD/File System - 04-05-2009, 11:51 PM

I have an external 500 gig WD passport. On my mini, I want it to use upwards of three operating systems (maybe/maybe not at the same). So what file system should I format my external HD with .... Fat32, NTFS, SuperduperPooperFS? I don't want to split up the hard drive into different partitions that that can't be read or written too by one of the other OS.

The operating systems I'm shooting on using are the usual suspects ubuntu, windows (xp/7), and OSX.

I figure OSX doesn't play nicely with NTFS and Windows 7 won't play nicely with anything that isn't fat/ntfs (just my gut feeling, I don't actually know that). So what do you suggest I format my drive as? ....and GO!
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Default Re: Three OSs. One External HD/File System - 04-06-2009, 02:59 PM

I'm going to go with NTFS.
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Default Re: Three OSs. One External HD/File System - 04-06-2009, 08:48 PM

Good luck trying to install Windows 7 on an external drive. If you figure out how to do it please let me know. Thanks!


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Default Re: Three OSs. One External HD/File System - 04-06-2009, 09:00 PM

i don't want to install any OSs on the external. The external is just for music,movies, pictures and what have. I just want it be read and writable by all three OSs.
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Default Re: Three OSs. One External HD/File System - 04-15-2009, 03:41 AM

found this link. talks about file system choices for cross platform machines.
http://insidethebrackets.blogspot.co...ilesystem.html
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