Originally posted by mquinlivan
I have an XP/Linux dual boot system, and wish to be able to run Windows apps from Linux. My windows partitions are NTFS
I've heard that simply installing VMware under Linux will do the trick. But does anyone know if it supports reading and writing to NTFS partitions? Although I don't really care about being able to write files to these partitions while running Linux, I'm just afraid that some Windows apps may write temp files to these partitions in order to be able to function properly. And I know that Linux's native NTFS support is readonly.
Any ideas on how to achieve this would be great
VMware will not help in your particular situation because the only way to access the Windows data would be through a raw disk VM, which would be messy at best for a WinXP system. I have not tried it myself, but I would assume the read/write abilities are dependant on the host OS. linux can be recompliled with NTFS write capabilites, but this is listed as DANGEROUS in the kernel config.