Sharing a drive with Windows7
I already have a drive mounted which is accessable to both windows and linux, but I'm wondering what the best practices are, should I be formatting in fat32 as opposed to ntfs?
Generally I only read files from these shares when I am in linux but I am wanting to perhaps have my dropbox folder shared between the two and possibly my Virtualbox VM folder too.
All comments appreciated, thanks...
every Linux dostro can read/write to it using ntfs-3g
fat32 has limitations that make it very unattractive on modern LARGE drives
I've used fat32 in the past but as you point out, not the large drives of today (was likely on a 6.4gb drive) and I seem to mind that ntfs support was read only or "experimental", so quite a while ago. But more recently, I've only shared a windows/ntfs drive for reading files in linux.
Is it definately OK to read/write to an ntfs partition with both windows and linux? Don't you run into permission issues?
I would ideally like to have a dropbox folder shared between the two installations.
I have not had any issues with NTFS in the last 5+ years
ntfs-3g dose it's job
most current distros will automount a ntfs partition as
root - read/write
normal user - read only
but this is easily changed in "fstab"
Among other things ,this is to keep any possible windows virus OFF that partition .
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