[sf-lug] recommendations on file system
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Mar 15 15:40:29 PDT 2007
Quoting Sameer Verma (sverma at sfsu.edu):
> Does anyone have suggestions for a filesystem that's writeable from XP
> and Linux and supports large (4GB+) files so that I can use this
> partition from both OSes?
Ext2 IFS for Windows
o 4 GB+ files are supported. Accessing one for the first time sets a
flag bit so that ridiculously ancient sub-2.2 kernels know not to
mount the filesystem read/write, thereafter.
o Access rights are not maintained.
o Dotfiles are given no special presentation within MS-Windows.
o Access is denied to "special" files (which fortunately doesn't matter).
o ext3 volumes are fully readable, but without journaling functions.
o Licence appears to be gratis-usage proprietary "freeware" [sic],
i.e., lawful for any usage or redistribution, but with no right to
modify; driver source code is unavailable. Binary i386 binary
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