[Dev] external USB disk format

Quiliro Ordóñez quiliro at congresolibre.org
Mon Nov 14 19:22:37 GMT 2011

On 12/11/11 23:07, Brendan Tildesley wrote:
> 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.

Control doesn't have to be costly. One example is Facebook. How can I 
tell if some machine adds information to a file under FAT without my 
consent (except if the implementation has the source available)?

By usiing a free (as in price) product I am promoting it and its 
manufacturer. I do not want to promote MS.

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