usb to use with Mac Ubuntu and Windows

Franz Waldmüller waldbauernbub at
Mon Oct 4 15:09:14 UTC 2010

Franz Waldmüller wrote:
> Hi Tapas,
> Tapas Mishra wrote:
>> I am having a 160 GB USB
>> created 2 partitions on it.
>> One of 150Gb another of 10GB.
>> I formatted the bigger partition on a Mac as Mac Journaling Filesystem
>> I could not use that on my Ubuntu laptop.
>> I also have to use this USB with Windows machines also what filesystem
>> type should I choose for the bigger driver.
>> The file I will store will be greater than 10Gb and continuous.
> There is a windows file system driver for ext2/ext3 filesystems. But the 
> easiest way would be to format the partition to NTFS. The ntfs-3g driver 
> in Linux works very good. Don't forget to always "savely remove the 
> external drive from windows and linux" (proper unmounting). Otherwise 
> the filesystem gets corrupted and ubuntu won't mount it.
> Franz
I don't know which filesystems are supported by MacOSX. You will have to 
search on your own.
My solution was just for sharing data between Windows and Linux.

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