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External HD for Both PowerPC G4, MBP2010, Deb Linux

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by skuni, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    I just purchased a 1TB external harddrive to use for backing up my files, and I was wondering if there is a way to use it for all my computers I have at work.

    I know that you can partition it, but will it matter if I partition the HD from my MBP vs partitioning from my PowerPC vs Debian Linux computer? My PowerPC runs 10.5 and my MBP has the newest Snow Leopard.

    Ideally, I would also like to backup my Debian Linux computer on the same harddrive but it's okay if I can't do it with the macs. Is there a way to do allow all 3 computers to use 1 3-partitioned harddrive for backing up?

    All help is appreciated, thanks! :)
  2. macrumors regular

    I believe one HFS+ partition should be readable by all of the OS' you mentioned. Would this work?

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