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I was wondering if it was possible to format a usb harddrive through vista to EXT3, then be able to read-write EXT3?


(What I'm asking is what program should I be using to format to EXT3 (Freeware) and do I need some patch to view it since it would be EXT3.).
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post #2 of 6
Why do you want to format it to Ext3?

If you want it to be usage under both Windows and Linux, then use Fat32.

As far as I know Windows cannot view Ext2, Ext3, or Reiser.
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Fat32 has a filesize limit of 4gb.

EXT3 does not.

I found some software that lets you view EXT3 mounts, but I still cant figure out how to format to EXT3 though.
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post #4 of 6
You could try a linux live cd and mounting the usb drive and format it.
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Right, but is there anything I can use through Windows to save me the hassle of burning a live CD?
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They only thing that I know of is partition magic, but its not free.
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