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batocera.linux_architecture [2020/05/25 19:31]
lbrpdx [User data file system]
batocera.linux_architecture [2020/11/19 18:14] (current)
lbrpdx [User data file system]
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   * Btrfs is a newer option, if you have Windows machines, Batocera comes with the driver embedded. No restriction when using Btrfs, but you can't read it natively with MacOS.   * Btrfs is a newer option, if you have Windows machines, Batocera comes with the driver embedded. No restriction when using Btrfs, but you can't read it natively with MacOS.
   * NTFS is an OK option - it provides the ability to use your userdata drive with Windows, MacOS and most Linux distributions.   * NTFS is an OK option - it provides the ability to use your userdata drive with Windows, MacOS and most Linux distributions.
-  * FAT32 and extFAT are **outdated filesystems**. Yes, they are well supported under any Operating System (you bet, those file systems are 40 year old!) but they have restrictions in terms of maximum file size (especially for newer console systems with ROMs sizes that can exceed 4GB!) or the ability to support the exec bit to run Linux applications.+  * FAT32 and extFAT are **outdated filesystems**. Yes, they are well supported under any Operating System (you bet, those file systems are 40 year old!) but they have restrictions in terms of maximum file size (especially for newer console systems with ROMs sizes that can exceed 4GB!) or the ability to support the exec bit to run Linux applications. It will also limit the use of certain emulators and systems that rely on features like symbolic links or special character filename handling, that are not possible with FAT32 and ExtFat: Amiga or Wine/Windows are popular systems that won't work well with those filesystems on ''/userdata''.
  
 How can you format a disk in Btrfs (or ext4, or exFAT)? Batocera can do it for you, in **SYSTEM SETTINGS --> DEVELOPER --> FORMAT A DISK**. Of course, when you format a partition, you lose everything that was on it. So, backup your ROMs and user data before doing this! How can you format a disk in Btrfs (or ext4, or exFAT)? Batocera can do it for you, in **SYSTEM SETTINGS --> DEVELOPER --> FORMAT A DISK**. Of course, when you format a partition, you lose everything that was on it. So, backup your ROMs and user data before doing this!
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