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Old 09-11-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
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Dual Boot with shared directory?

I have a dual boot with windows xp sp2 and linux suse 10.1. Is there a way to establish a directory that both operating systems can read write and erase privileges.

I need to transfer files back and forth because of certain programs on one or the other side.

Please assist.

Old 09-11-2006, 04:10 AM   #2
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You can of course use FAT32
but if you wait till the end of the year the NTFS Project will have a suitable ntfs support that WILL HAVE A working! NTFS write support.
So far you'll have only read support but risky write support if win uses a NTFS Partition. So if your files not larger then 4GB you can use a FAT32 partition.
Old 09-11-2006, 04:30 AM   #3
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i think you can use samba server to share dirs and also to give rwx permissions
Old 09-11-2006, 09:09 AM   #4
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you could also use ext2/3 and install the drivers for those filesystems in windows.


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