[Dev] external USB disk format

Brendan Tildesley brendan.tildesley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 04:07:39 GMT 2011

On 13/11/11 14:54, Quiliro Ordóñez wrote:
> 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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I can't think of how using FAT32 would support microsoft, since you can 
use it gratis. Also, as far as I know, it is not being developed so i 
dont see microsoft using it to control anyone.

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