I recently purchased a Western Digital External Hard Disk. My computer has only Ubuntu 11.04 runnning on it. The disk also seems to be working fine. I can mount it, store and copy files to and out of it.
However in the user manual it says that
The My Passport drive is preformatted as a single NTFS partition for compatibility with all updated Windows operating systems. To use the drive with Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard operating systems, and to use Time Machine, if you want, you must first:
- Reformat the drive to a single HFS+J partition
- Restore the WD SmartWare software and disk image
It does not say anything about Linux. Is this a cause for concern? Should I change the partition to make it "suit" Linux better?