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Old 10-03-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
jesus_edu
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hello!
i would like to ask you help with the following problem:
i bought a new Hard Disk, 120 MB, and I made some partitions on it:

1) / partition, 15 GB
2) swap partition ( 2 times my RAM)
3) /boot partition (20 MB)
4) Windows XP Partition ( 15 MB)

I divided the rest of the hard drive in 2 partitions, each 40 GB:
5) /home ( ext2 type)
6) NTFS partition

On the NTFS partition I have all my Windows documents, and on /home all my linux documents...

I would like to combine the NTFS partition and the /home partition ( 90 GB) , so I can use it always, no matter if I am in Windows or in Linux (Suse 9.0) ....
I'd like to redirect there the Windows "My Documents" (for all users) and the /home (for all users too)

hmmm another thing I'd like to do , is to have a special http folder , and have Apache , PHP and Mysql installed in Linux AND on Windows. ... so , that my server is on everytime my pc is on, no matter if in windows or linux .... and the web documents are on the http folder ...

What can you recommend me? what can I do?
Please, I need help :unsure:

Thank you a lot

Last edited by jesus_edu; 06-27-2011 at 11:36 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 10:46 AM   #2
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It is not possable to interact with Linux partitions from Windows.

Writing to NTFS partitions from Linux is still risky at best.

Solution: Back up all data from the two storage partitions, then combine them and format as FAT32, this way you will be able to read and write to it from both OSs.

HTH

Mathew
 
Old 10-03-2004, 10:49 AM   #3
jesus_edu
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hmm so if i format as Fat32 there will be no problems or risks and I'm be able to do what I want?
what's the difference between a Fat32 and a NTFS partition? why is it "risky" to use it from Linux?

thanks a lot for your help

Last edited by jesus_edu; 08-09-2011 at 09:16 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:16 AM   #4
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The difference is in the format of the drive sectors and the way information is stored.

Writing to NTFS from Linux is still in its infancy and is not proven so data loss is highly probable.

Using Fat32 should present no difficulties, have been using a FAT32 partition for storage from a variety of linux distros and XP with no problems.

HTH

Mathew
 
  


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