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    using external hdd in linux?? please help


    i like to buy external hdd which is capable of being detected in my FC5 linux and my win xp.

    which one is probably the correct choise to go in for ??

    please help

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    Banned jan1024188's Avatar
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    Jul 2006
    all are the same...the best is that you create FAT32 partition on it....

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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Seattle, WA, USA
    To clarify:

    Any external HD will work fine. It will basically be detected and work exactly like an internal drive. You just need to make sure that your kernel supports the connection method (probably USB), but the Fedora kernel will do this. So you're fine.

    As jan said, if you want to use it for both Linux and Windows, you will want to create a FAT32 partition on it. This is a Windows filesystem format, but Linux has perfect read and write support for it. NTFS write support is poor in Linux.

    Hope that helps!

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