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    Hi, all,

    What is the best way to partition and format
    an external USB drive so that I end up with
    one linux only, one mac only and one common
    partition (ideally ext3, HFS+, and FAT32,
    respectively).

    Paul

  2. Re: sharing a drive between OS X and i686 linux.

    In article <3f22daad.0406061032.5cf692f5@posting.google.com>,
    plm@lailias.eas.harvard.edu (Paul) wrote:

    > Hi, all,
    >
    > What is the best way to partition and format
    > an external USB drive so that I end up with
    > one linux only, one mac only and one common
    > partition (ideally ext3, HFS+, and FAT32,
    > respectively).
    >
    > Paul


    What MacOS version will be used on the target Macs? OSX Macs will read
    UFS. OS8.6 to OS9.2.2 will read HFS+ Pre 8.6 will not read HFS+, just
    HFS if I recall. MacOS 8.6 and later will read FAT32.

    If Linux will read FAT32, that may be your comman partition.

    But if you have one fits-all partition, why bother with any that are
    only one-platform?

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