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Old 12-04-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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controlling the Windows partition


Of course I know that Linux can read files on the Windows partition, but is there any way Linux can make changes in those files? Mine is never able to.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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you can change fat32 files just fine, but ntfs write support is very very limitied and incredibly dangerous, don't do it.
 
Old 12-04-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
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So if both partitions were FAT32, Linux could save a document to the Windows partition?
 
Old 12-04-2005, 05:23 PM   #4
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yep, fat32 write support has been rock solid for many years now.
 
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Is there any way to convert the Windows and Linux partitions to FAT32 without reformatting them? Because my Windows partition is NTFS, yes; and my Linux partition is Ext2--well, one of the Ext types, anyway.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 05:55 PM   #6
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i dont hitnk you can convert without formating...

you can create a shared pariton tho. thats what i did. works out fine.
 
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Fat32 could be used as a data drive, but don't use it for your regular linux partitions. The filesystem doesnt' support the permissions that linux uses. Reducing the size of the NTFS window's partition and creating a new Fat32 partition in the space may be a better way to go.
 
  


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