Re: USB disk file system accesible to Windows XP
- Have you looked at ext2fsnt? See
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Taylor" <paul@t...>
> All -
> This is probably a bit of a simple question, but I need some advice.
> I have an external USB HD that I'd like to able to connect to the LS,
> but occasionally use directly hooked up to my Windows XP machine. My
> questions are:
> - What is the best format to use? I've currently formatted the disk
> as EXT3, but have not been impressed with the drivers I have found for
> Windows to read/write EXT3. I've looked at EXT2IFS and EXT2FSD and
> neither of them seem to have write support for EXT3 with Windows XP
> - So if should keep using EXT3, what driver should I use to access
> the disk from Windows XP SP2? And will Windows just recognize my disk
> when I connect it, or do I have to do some command line mounting to
> get it to work?
> - If there is an alternate file system I should use, what is it?
> I've heard some things about FAT32 being an option. Would that be
> good? If so, how do I go about formatting the drive that way and
> making sure the LS can see it.
> Note: My LS is currently vanilla, but I would be open to minor
> modifications if they would pay off significantly.