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Purgatos
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2004-08-11, 23:31

I'm picking up a PowerBook next weekend(if nothing goes wrong), and I'm just wondering about how easily OS X deals with other kinds of file systems on a Network.

I have an ext2fs drive and an ntfs drive I want to be able to access. Now, my Linux system CAN read the ntfs drive, but it takes a little prodding and I'm limited to read access only, hopefully I can do a bit better than that on my drives from the PowerBook, but I don't know the details. I tried to look it up on google, but I had little to no luck.

Anyone have any experience with accessing Linux formatted drives? I'm sure the ntfs won't be a problem.
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2004-08-11, 23:33

you can read and write ntfs as well as fat32
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2004-08-11, 23:50

You sure about that, WBL? Like, have you actually tried it or spoken with someone who has tried it? I know OS X has some support for FAT32 and NTFS but I've never seen it in action.
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2004-08-11, 23:54

well i dont have experience with ntfs but fat32 has to workmor you couldnt use a windows formatted ipod on a mac (which you can)
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2004-08-11, 23:57

You can read and write FAT32.
There are 3rd party drivers for Ext2.
NTFS is limited to read only - although 10.3.5 might have changed that.

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2004-08-12, 00:01

yeah i assumed it did with more ntfs support as a cahricteristic in the upgrade
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2004-08-12, 07:10

He said it was on a network, if your network supports the Samba protocol, you can access anything the host OS can access.
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2004-08-12, 07:45

Hahaha, didn't read that.

Purgatos, the file system of local drives are totally different to network file systems. Local volume file systems can be NTFS, Ext2, all that familiar stuff that you know and love. Sharing a drive (or part of a drive) has nothing to do with the file system type of the drive, the protocols you use to share (FTP, Samba, whatever) have their own complete instruction sets for data access.

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Purgatos
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2004-08-12, 17:41

Ah, that's great.

Thanks folks.
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Purgatos
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2004-08-14, 15:55

I've run into a new problem though... my PB isn't finding the network.

My Linux PC up here knows about the Windows PC downstairs, and it's using a Samba server to communicate, but my PB isn't seeing or being seen by either.

My PB is wireless on an AirPort Express that's attached to our main, wired router... if that would make any difference.

Thanks for any help.
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2004-08-14, 17:17

I'm just gonna throw this out there

Have you tried turning on Windows Sharing in the Sharing pane of System Preferences and enabling SMB in Directory Access (located in Applications/Utilities)?
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2004-08-15, 00:43

Quote:
Originally Posted by Purgatos
I've run into a new problem though... my PB isn't finding the network.

My Linux PC up here knows about the Windows PC downstairs, and it's using a Samba server to communicate, but my PB isn't seeing or being seen by either.

My PB is wireless on an AirPort Express that's attached to our main, wired router... if that would make any difference.

Thanks for any help.
Are they on the same subnet? Have you tried connecting to the IP (rather than browsing for the share?
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2004-08-15, 01:27

you can only read NTFS on every drive i've tried.

if that changed in 10.3.5, they would have made a bigger deal about it other than "improved NTFS support". that would have been woth mentioning.

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2004-08-15, 12:48

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Are they on the same subnet? Have you tried connecting to the IP (rather than browsing for the share?
Can you elaborate a little please? I don't know a whole lot about networking.
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