Moving my music to linux...
ive recently converted an older desktop PC over to linux (ubuntu) and have had no problem using it for day to day activities like internet, email, and chat but i have yet to try to use it as a jukebox for my music as well. i have over 10,000 songs on an external HD which is beyond cluttered and is starting to reach max capacity, so ive decided to format and give it a chance on the linux box.
the only thing holding me back right now is the filesystem... as far as ive heard, Linux isnt a big fan of NTFS- it can usually access the files, but has trouble writing new files or manipulating them in any way. FAT32 seems to be the obvious choice, but then again Windows XP will only format drives to NTFS and FAT32 is limited to 32GB partitions. i want to be able to read and write files to the drive from both linux and XP PCs, and im not sure what the best course of action would be.
any advice or info is welcome... thanks.