I would really like to see Linux-based filesystems support for data partitions.
I own a raspberry pi that i mainly use as input for my active hifi-boxes (via USB).
I have tested volumio two times now and think its great, BUT was very dissapointed when i found out, that volumio only supports FAT and NTFS as filesystems for data partions.
My ecosystem at home is all Linux-based, so my music is also stored on external harddrives using ext4. Of course I could format one harddrive to FAT and transfer the music (I did in fact), but then I get problems due to FAT restrictions in filenames.
So I was basically asking myself “Why does a Linux-based software like Volumio (that supports ext-filesystems for root partition) NOT support ext-based filesystems for data partitions? It must be a design restriction, not technical, but I dont get the reasons for that.”
Could you please enable ext (and maybe btrfs) support for the upcoming releases?
Until then I will have to stay with openelec, I guess (which of course supports ext and has a lot of features for video playback, I don’t need).