NTFS filesystems

John Nichel john at kegworks.com
Wed Oct 31 18:16:16 UTC 2007

Michael Scully wrote:
> Arpotu:
> 	After we plugged it in, it created a /dev/sdc and /dev/sdc1 node (it
> had dual SATA drives already).  When I tried to found the file system on
> /dev/sdc1 it came back with a message that NTFS wasn't a supported
> filesystem.  It obviously could see the partition to detect it.
> 	This is a MAXTOR One-Touch 3, 750 GB.  Is there a size limit on
> USBFS perhaps?  This is straight from the factory.
> 	I know I can fdisk the /dev/sdc node, delete the partition there,
> and mkfs.ext3 on it, as I have on others.  I was just looking for more "plug
> and play options" across platforms.

What I ended up doing in cases like this was formatting the drive ext2, 
and using a ext2 driver for Windows...


John C. Nichel IV
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