Originally Posted by deepaksinghnegi
is there any common partition which can be access from xp as well as linux but partion should related to liux?
You can use "ext2ifs".
Ext2 Installable File System For Windows
To make that work you have to format your ext2 or ext3 file system using 128-byte inodes BEFORE you install Linux. If you already installed Linux then you have to reinstall it or copy all the files in order to reformat.
Use this command to format the Linux partition.
mke2fs -j -I 128 /dev/sda2
Replace the "/dev/sda2" with the correct device for your Linux partition WARNING! IT WILL DELETE ALL THE FILES IN THE PARTITION.
Install Linux and tell the setup program to NOT reformat the partition.
You can access normal Windows XP files using the "ntfs-3g" driver in Linux.
mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt
Replace the "/dev/sda1" and "/mnt" with the correct device for the NTFS partition and the mount point you have created.
If you use RAID then it might be much more complicated to share partitions and filesystems between Linux and Windows.