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    Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    I need to create a partition which will need read/write access in both Windows and in Ubuntu. What is the best file system for this?
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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    ext3 - more stable, has journaling but no native windows support and I find the fs driver to be patchy

    ntfs - windows native, not foss and dependent on reverse engineering. Although ntfs-config can automount it on boot

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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    well from my understanding, windows has a hard time reading/writing to a lot of other file systems besides NTFS or fat unless you buy some additional software, but you can just use NTFS and install ntfsprogs for ubuntu, I believe the current update is in the repo's?

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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.silly View Post
    I need to create a partition which will need read/write access in both Windows and in Ubuntu. What is the best file system for this?
    ext3 use Ext2Fsd to access it in Windows.
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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    Ideally something really simple for setup. All I really need to do is use it for /home.
    sudo rm is kinda like a nuke ... whatever you aim it at will never be seen again.

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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    Windows and Linux both do fine with FAT, right?
    sudo rm is kinda like a nuke ... whatever you aim it at will never be seen again.

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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    Windows and Linux both do fine with NTFS, if you use a vfat file system you will be limited to a 4Gb file size.

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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    just use the default EXT3 partitions for ubuntu. then install EXT2IFS in windows to read/write the EXT3 partitions.

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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.silly View Post
    Ideally something really simple for setup. All I really need to do is use it for /home.
    Due to the permissions and security issues, /home has to be on a filesystem that uses linux file permissions. therefore, you will most likely want to use EXT3 and install Ext2FS in windows.
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    Re: Best File System for Ubuntu and Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.silly View Post
    Ideally something really simple for setup. All I really need to do is use it for /home.
    If you want it for you /home partition, you have no choice but to use a Linux file system. If you want storage, fat32 would give you the least amount of headaches and unless you plan on storing single files over 4gig then you shouldn't have a problem with creating a seperate /storage partition in fat32.
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