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Firewire in Linux

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#1 Guest_SexYLinuX_*

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:38 AM

I have an external HDD with firewire... Can I use this with a linux Distro? Does it work?
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#2 TcM

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 01:20 AM

I never tried it but maybe this can help you:
Installing and Configuring an IEEE1394 FireWire Hard Drive on Linux
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:08 AM

Seems quite complicated if you ask me...
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:15 AM

It's a shame it's not supported out of the box... huh?
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:29 AM

I've never tried Firewire but I assume it does work out of the box. USB hdds do, you need to format them for Linux sometimes though.
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#6 TcM

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:19 AM

But doesn't Linux read and write on NTFS?
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:29 AM

Yes, the latest and greatest kernels do.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:54 AM

I've never tried Firewire but I assume it does work out of the box. USB hdds do, you need to format them for Linux sometimes though.


But doesn't Linux read and write on NTFS?


Yes, the latest and greatest kernels do.


Than that means, that if they do we won't need to format it for Linux, right?
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#9 TcM

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 04:09 AM

Yeah, that's what I meant.. if Linux reads and writes on NTFS why should we format it for us to use it on firewire?
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