how to format a usb hard drive for use with linux or windows

Avi Greenbury lists at
Fri Jul 22 15:49:54 UTC 2011

glenn opdycke-hansen wrote:
> I have been able to format it from Ubuntu and use it on linux, but
> unable to connect to the external storage from windows system.

You need to make sure it's either vfat or NTFS in general. Linux
supports these two Windowsy filesystem reasonably well, but Windows
wont do any Linux filesystem out of the box.


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