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Old 01-25-2005, 08:21 AM   #1
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Could I create a FAT partition that both WinXP and Linux could read/write to?


I dual boot Slack 10 and WinXP, and it'd be handy to have a small partition to facilitate transferring files from Slack to WinXP since my NTFS is r/o.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 08:32 AM   #2
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Yes, and that's the best option you have when using ntfs . Use a program like PQ Magic (Windows) to create the FAT32 partition. I'm not sure if parted (Linux) supports it too, but I've heard that Mandrake installer can resize NTFS partitions.

When your FAT32 partition is created, add the following line you your "/etc/fstab":

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/dev/hda1 /mnt/shared vfat uid=500,gid=500,umask=000,exec,dev,suid,rw 1 0
That will mount the first slice of your first hd to /mnt/shared. Change the number above to your needs. That's all

Good luck!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:20 AM   #3
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Ah, works like a dream. Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:36 AM   #4
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Cool!. You are welcome
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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Ironically, when I first installed Fedora Core 3 after leaving MDK 10.1 community, I accidentally set my /home dir as my 3rd FAT windows partition.
This lead to the amusment of being able to write to my /home directory directly from XP and vice versa.

I thought I'd better fix that quick!
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