You shouldn't have to ask that question. But I'm glad you did because I told you wrong.
Where is everybody? Somebody should have caught that. It's 'mkdosfs -F 32 partition
'. Mixing up my options and commands. 'man mkdosfs' first to find out for yourself and make sure I'm not screwing something up again.
Just to go over what I did, allowing that I didn't take notes (though I should have) and may get it wrong again:
I was annoyed and impatient, so I just did 'cfdisk' and tacked on a ten gig partition to the unpartitioned space on my drive and changed the type to 0C (FAT32). Wrote it and rebooted (I've rebooted more in the past few days that I ever have on Linux.) Then did 'mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/hda10' and mounted it. I created a mount point under my home directory and put my gid and uid in the options field of /etc/fstab though most people seem to recommend 'umask=000'. Then copied crap over. Spiffy partition for Linux. Reboot yet again. Lo, an F: drive on Windows. Tag and rename files and reboot yet again. Play them in xmms.
Dunno what's right or wrong about that, but I'm playing a correctly tagged and named Ministry album now, so I can't complain.
I saw something about that NTFS thing - maybe on /. - seems really solid in principle.