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Format a hard drive

Postby heiowge » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:29 am

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?

i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 17.1 MATE and Win7

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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:23 am

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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