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Re: USB disk file system accesible to Windows XP

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  • wedgemusic
    Have you looked at ext2fsnt? See http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ext2fsd/ext2fsnt.rar?download
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 7, 2005
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      Have you looked at ext2fsnt? See
      http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ext2fsd/ext2fsnt.rar?download

      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Taylor" <paul@t...>
      wrote:
      > 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
      > SP2.
      >
      > - 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.
      >
      > Thanks...
      >
      > pt
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