[Dev] external USB disk format

Quiliro Ordóñez quiliro at congresolibre.org
Sun Nov 13 03:54:53 GMT 2011

On 12/11/11 21:06, Brendan Tildesley wrote:
> 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?
> 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.

Thank you very much for your comments. I am sad I will have to use 
software that upholds the Microsoft monopoly (fat32).

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