[arch-general] Kernel ext2 driver

Marc Deop i Argemí damnshock at gmail.com
Sun Mar 2 09:26:38 EST 2008

On Sunday 02 March 2008, Jan de Groot wrote:
> External harddisks and USB sticks come preformatted with FAT32 because
> NTFS isn't compatible with Mac OS X. FAT32 is the only choice for these
> vendors if they want cross-compatibility.
> When you install Windows on a >32GB partition, the setup doesn't allow
> you to format FAT32, only NTFS. Reasoning behind this is that you get
> inefficient cluster sizes on FAT32 then, and scandisk operations at
> bootup take ages to complete with many errors due to a missing journal.

As I said, i don't want to get into why the things are how they are. 

The fact is that neither FAT32 nor ext2 are dead and are widely used.
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