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heiowge
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:29 am    Post subject: Format a hard drive Reply with quote

I have a couple of new hard drives. One will be Windows 7 / Mint 13. The other one is a backup drive with storage that I need to access both OSes from.

Question: What is the best format to use on the backup to allow me to easily read / write / execute from both OSes?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NTFS
or ext4 with Ext2Read installed on windows.

One problem is that the Windows NTFS permissions are not the same as Linux permissions. I would not recommend executing files from there, and you may have problems with backups if you want to retain file permissions.
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