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I'm thinking of doing the UDF thing to share files between windows and linux.

Is UDF a viable option for /home Is UDF a viable option for / Can windows XP correctly read sparse files I created in linux from UDF

As long as it doesn't break things I was going to rsync my ext3 backup drive over to UDF so I can see it in windows is this reliable?

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Why not just use NTFS? –  grawity Jun 28 '11 at 20:54
    

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You will be fine with windows 7, not so much with XP. See here for more details.

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What's worse is that I've never found an acceptable driver allowing for writing to UDF-formatted external HDs for XP. Otherwise it'd be awesome. –  afrazier Jun 28 '11 at 14:12
    
Wikidia lists two (in the note section for XP) –  soandos Jun 28 '11 at 14:14
    
Is 2.0 ok for xp if you only want read only? .. no sparse that's a big thumbs down for me. –  sabgenton Jun 28 '11 at 14:17
    
Ok so vista and up is good. Now I just want to know if I can happily rsync my ext3 drive to it. –  sabgenton Jun 28 '11 at 14:18
    
@soandos: I know DLA doesn't work, and I'm pretty sure that InCD doesn't. See here for more info. (I'd forgotten about WriteUDF.) –  afrazier Jun 28 '11 at 14:25

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