filesystems for external drivesx
bill+london.pm at blunn.org
Fri Nov 1 17:50:04 GMT 2013
I bought a "Samsung" M3 1TB USB3 HDD for £54.40. (It was, and is, the
top search hit on Amazon for "external hard drive".)
On the box it pointed me at URL where I could download a free NTFS
driver for OSX.
Turns out it was a restricted version of Paragon NTFS for Mac which only
works for certain models of external hard drive.
It worked OK for me on an OS X 10.7. (I no longer have any OS X machines.)
I have since used the same drive with Windows and Linux and it all seems
Though I can't speak for POSIX permissions etc. (I don't tend to bother
with permissions on external devices.)
On 01/11/2013 13:30, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> Dear knowledgeable hive mind,
> 1) I can mount NTFS read/write on Linux. But is there any good way on Linux
> to correctly copy files from one NTFS file system to another, preserving
> everything? (specifically Alternate Data Streams, which I see that I have
> here, when I mount said file system read-only on OS X)
> 2) Is there any sane choice of file system to use which will mount read/write
> on both Linux and OS X, and support at least basic POSIX features?
> (ownership, permissions, hard links) (on Snow Leopard, if it matters)
> 3) Is there any Linux equivalent to OS X sparse bundles?
> (And if the answer to that is yes, I guess it mostly doesn't matter, as one
> just formats the disk as FAT32, and makes images on top of it)
> It's turning out to be impressively hard to Google* for any of these.
> Nicholas Clark
> * Am I using the wrong search engine?
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