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Re: debian format usb drive that a Mac likes



On 2/4/20 3:48 PM, Martin McCormick wrote:
	If one is on a debian system and formatting a usb drive
that will be recognized by a Mac, I know that xfs is usually a
good choice for the file system but
what type of partition are we supposed to use to enclose that xfs
file system?

	I know if you plug a linux thumb drive in to a Mac, the
Mac says it can't read the disk and immediately offers to
initialize it for you.

Thanks.

Martin McCormick


I guess you have to go with extfat.
Linux can read and may be write hfs/hfs+, read apfs, but apple's filesystems support is kind of miserable.

Best,
Alex


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