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  #109734 10-Feb-2008 19:44
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weblordpepe: My 2 cents: Avoid FAT32.

Can I please get 3 cents?

FAT32: to be avoided (evidently)

NTFS: Great for Windows sharing but I've been advised not to put /home on NTFS

ext3: Great for Linux, but read only access from Windows PCs.

I'm leaning towards ext3 in the hope that someday they can get it write also?  

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  #109741 10-Feb-2008 20:09
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Apparently, this does allow read/write access to ext3 file systems. It says ext2, but they are essentially the same except ext3 is journalled. So the file system must be cleanly unmounted beforehand.

So you might just be in luck!

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  #109757 10-Feb-2008 21:33
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Ok I'm going to use the system over the next week or so with the intention of reinstalling once I'm more familiar with the OS so that I know how to best set it up "right first time" according to my needs and desires.

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#109760 10-Feb-2008 21:46
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Good luck then!

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  #112012 21-Feb-2008 09:27
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Consider me very impressed!

I hate installing bloatware from Digital Camera manufacturers (I'm talking to you Canon!), which detracts from the excellent quality of the hardware. So I was waiting for my card reader (CF) to arrive in the mail but desperately needed some photos from my camera. I thought perhaps I would install something on my linux box given that I'm intending on starting from scratch with a clean reinstall sometime soon.

But before searching for software/drivers, I thought "wonder what happens if I just plug it in".

In Windows, from previous experience, that leaves me with an "unknown hardware" problem, and I don't like the fact that it might "bloat" my Windows installation from leaving remnants of the unknown hardware failed install. But I didn't care if it did this to my (Ed)Ubuntu because I'd be reinstalling.

To my amazement it recognised my camera model and started up the transfer facility. FURTHERMORE it recognised the AVI files that Picasa (using the Windows Twain driver, not the "official software") was not able to.

Really incredible, and a lot like the Mac experiences I've had in the past.

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