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Old 03-10-2003, 02:58 PM   #1
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Is it possible


Here is the scenario: I have a dual boot scenario and want both Linux and windows to be able to read files on a different partition. Since it is dual boot, only one OS will be running. So is there a file system that would be readable by both OS's so that I could access the files while in either OS? WHat do I need to do or see?

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Old 03-10-2003, 03:36 PM   #2
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Linux & WinDOHs can both read/write FAT

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Old 03-10-2003, 04:12 PM   #3
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fat but you cant install linux on a fat sytem
 
Old 03-10-2003, 05:04 PM   #4
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fat but you cant install linux on a fat sytem
One could use UMSDOS for Linux (ugly!)

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Old 03-10-2003, 05:20 PM   #5
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yeah there are some dist out there that can use fat to load but they slow because you have to boot another operating system before booting them
 
Old 03-10-2003, 05:40 PM   #6
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fat but you cant install linux on a fat sytem
Yes you can. But it has to be partitionless and you have to use a bootdisk to access it. And it's a bit slower.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 06:01 PM   #7
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IS that only FAT..what about FAT32. See I am using a NTFS partition to run win2k. So, windows cannot see a FAT partition. Is there an alternative to emulating a FS on FAT for linux?

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Linux & WinDOHs can both read/write FAT

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Old 03-10-2003, 06:31 PM   #8
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I'd recommend using a third partition for data exchange,
even though Linux can read/write NTFS (writing is still
experimental, though, and not recommended)...

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Old 03-10-2003, 07:11 PM   #9
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for data exchange, a seperate FAT32 partition seems to be the best choice for now
 
Old 03-11-2003, 07:30 AM   #10
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I second cuckoopint. Linux has no problem with FAT32, and neither should Win2k. So make a seperate FAT32 partition for data sharing.
 
Old 03-11-2003, 08:12 AM   #11
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Yeah, just create a smallish FAT32 partition that doesn't have any OS on, just for data sharing. That works fine.
 
  


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