Re: sharing one r/w unix filesystem between different machines and users
Christoph Groth <email@example.com> writes:
> "Lars Maes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Why not use an UDF filesystem, that is used on DVD discs?
> Indeed, this seems to work well. It is a better option than VFAT and
> NTFS. I didn't know that the filesystem of DVDs is also usable for
> rewriteable media, but I have learned that UDF has been designed with
> that in mind, too. Thanks!
It only works well on a small USB flash drive. Formatting a 2 TB
external HD with UDF also works, but it's not possible to fill it beyond
2% because of the following bug:
I can observe this bug with kernel 3.0.
So I tried NTFS, but it sucks, because there seems to be no way (other
than sudo) for normal users to mount NTFS filesystems (with ntfs-3g).
Setting the configuration option of the ntfs-3g package to "yes" doesn't
So I'm back to ext2/3/4 again, and as long as I'm using my drive just
for myself everything is fine.
If there are other options for sharing a huge external disk between
different computers (ideally different OSes), such that on Linux
machines non-superusers can modify all files, I'd be glad to hear about