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Old 09-03-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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extended file system question


Is it safe for NTFS, ext3, and swap paritions to exist in the same Extended file system? Like this:

NTFS ( 20,002 Mb) Primary

Extended (19,257 Mb) Primary
- NTFS (10,997 Mb) logical
- Linux ext3 ( 7,859 Mb) logical
- Linux Swap ( 400 Mb ) logical


Parition magic let's me do it like that, but I don't want to apply it until I know if its going to mess anything up. Before, I just had that top NTFS, and the bottom Extended with only one NTFS in it. But I will add those two linux paritions if its safe.

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Old 09-03-2004, 04:44 PM   #2
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This setup is ok.

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Old 09-03-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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Ok, thank you.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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Agreed. I have sw, ext2, reiser4 (two of 'em), and fat32 in my extended partition.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 07:22 PM   #5
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Hey vector,
Do you see big diff between reiser3.6 and 4.0?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:02 PM   #6
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So far, it seems that things get done a bit faster, but its still too soon to tell yet. I've only had it installed for about a week, it seems to be a bit zippier. The filesystem makes in no time (under a second). So now I have a filesystem that my Windows definitely won't understand!

veritas, if you're using a kernel newer than 2.6.6, you should have very little to worry about writing from linux to your ntfs as well.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 07:06 PM   #7
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veritas, if you're using a kernel newer than 2.6.6, you should have very little to worry about writing from linux to your ntfs as well. [/B]
Wasn't really gunna use the ntfs with linux anyways. I just had that as a second hard drive under windows XP for organization purposes and I didnt want the linux paritions to conflict with it under XP. But i barely used it, so I just wanted to split it up and install slackware again. All is well now, I am just losing some hair over getting hardware acceleration working with my ATI PCI card...
 
Old 09-04-2004, 08:01 PM   #8
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love your sig. I wish I could help. Mine should be #rain | less

Have you posted a thread about your card? Which model is it? I have an ATI and have been through a lot of reading because its a video capture card with no tv. Not docs around on how to get it working. But, I have reada lot of crap about ATI cards.
 
  


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