[CLUG-tech] External hdd partitioning...

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Tue Feb 28 01:28:37 SAST 2006

On Monday, 27 February 2006 17:18, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 12:35:36PM +0200, Andre Truter wrote:
> > Let's say you want the first partition to be FAT32 and the second
> > to be Ext3 then  you would do something like this:
> >
> > mkfs.vfat -n Winshare /dev/sda1
> I am always a bit reluctant to create windows file systems from
> linux. (i.e. I  suggest creating them from windows or with dos
> fdisk). Is my reluctance founded on fact, i.e. has anyone on this
> list seen problems with fat32 partitions created under linux
> recently?

Creating and writing to fat isn't a problem from Linux. Same with 
creating and resizing NTFS - it's been a long while since I saw an 
error with that. The problem area is writing to NTFS. That doesn't 
mean that there must be problems with all other MS file systems

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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