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ThinkCentre

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Hard Drive Help
« on: December 27, 2010, 11:24:40 pm »
Hi all,

I hope this should be an easy question to answer. What file system should I use for formatting a 1TB external hard drive for use with linuxMCE? I want to fill it with blu-ray sized movies.

I'm not sure if NTFS or FAT32 will work or does Kubuntu use it's own format?

Then how do I add or delete drives from LinuxMCE?

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Re: Hard Drive Help
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 11:43:09 pm »
filesystem: ext3.
to add drives: simply plug it. lmce will recognize it and when asked, use lmce structure.
to delete: webadmin, show device tree, find the drive and remove it.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2010, 11:46:09 pm by pw44 »

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Re: Hard Drive Help
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 02:48:11 am »
format the drive with xfs

if its is going to hold your media

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Re: Hard Drive Help
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 05:11:54 pm »
XFS is faster, but ext3, slower is more secure. So, depending of which kind of media shall be stored on this drive, you can choose xfs or ext3.
See http://buffalo.nas-central.org/index.php/Using_XFS_instead_of_ext3_%28network_performance_boost%29 and after that, you can decide which filesystem you will have the drive formated.