[Dev] external USB disk format

Brendan Tildesley brendan.tildesley at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 18:06:26 PST 2011


On 13/11/11 11:31, Quiliro Ordóñez wrote:
> Hi fellow freedomsters.
>
> I would like to reformat my external USB hard drive to a format that 
> is writeable in any computer that it is plugged into. I would not like 
> to support Microsoft so I will avoid NTFS. I have found UFS but I get 
> this messago when trying to install ufs:
>
>
> # pacman -S aufs2-libre
> resolviendo dependencias...
> precaución: no se pudo resolver "kernel26-libre>=2.6.38", una 
> dependencia de "aufs2-libre"
> precaución: no se pudo resolver "kernel26-libre<2.6.39", una 
> dependencia de "aufs2-libre"
> :: El siguiente paquete no se puede actualizar debido a dependencias 
> que no se pudieron resolver:
>       aufs2-libre
>
> ¿Quiere omitir el siguiente paquete para esta actualización? [s/N]
>
>
>
> It has dependencies it cannot resolve. What can I do?
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This is because we are at linux 3.1 but aufs2-libre is compiled for 
2.6.38. Also, aufs is "Advanced multi layered unification filesystem", 
which a fork of UnionFS, whereas UFS is "Unix File System". I looked 
them up and it seems that aufs only supports linux, and that UFS only 
supports various unix's. As far as I know the one filesystem that works 
everywhere is FAT32, unfortunately. Please check that this is really the 
software your looking for.


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