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1. Firstly I have the following configuration:
Suse 8.0 distro
Disk 1: 3 partitions
C: boot partition for windows
D: main software for windows 2K
E: FAT32 shared partition for sharing data between.
Disk 2: 2 partitions
1. LInux main part 8.5GB
2. linux swap 500MB
now what I would like to do is to make my linux home directory the root directory of drive E:, and to have it automatically mounted at boot time. How would I do this in Suse 8.0?
2. With the above partitions I am having trouble executing a basic helloworld c program from the Fat32 partition. I have it mounted at /windows/e/ so I will change to that directory and type ./hello to execute, but it says hello: permission denied even though I have done a chmod to set the right permissions. It works fine when run from my current home directory on the linux partition.
rememeber, you cant actually change the file attributes on windows partitions. They dont have the little "tags" on the file to hold the attributes. Which is why I dont think you could make your home partition fat32. I would make a partition out of your 8.5 gb linux partition. that is more than enough space for most linux systems. I use a 1 or 2 gb /home
well I would but I would really like to get it onto my 40gig drive instead of trying to keep everything under 4 or 5 gig. How is a drive usually shared between Windows and Linux? Can I convert the existing drive with partitionmagic or something? What would I convert it to?