Leopard, Boot Camp, NTFS, NTFS-g
Posted on 2008-01-25
I recently purchased a macBook (Jan 08) and am needing to install Windows (XP or Vista) using Boot Camp. The mac OS is Leopard. I have read the pros and cons of FAT32 vs NTFS and it appears that NTFS will be sufficient for my needs and consistent with the file systems of the other PCs that I own. However, I would like clarification on a few items before I begin:
1. The macBook can read NTFS but cannot write to NTFS.
2. I've read an easy way to solve read and write between the systems through a flash drive or something similar. Question is, are flash drives formatted as FAT32 or NTFS or is that specific to hard drives?
3. If I use the NTFS for windows, how can I incorporate the use of NTFS-3g to be able to share files across partitions?
I apologize in advance if my file system terminology is not quite accurate - I am still trying to get my hands around how partitioning works.