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Old 07-21-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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Sharing files between Linux and Windows


Hi All,
First of all i would just like to say thanks to everyone who posts on this forum. This place is a lifesaver for someone like myself. I dual boot Linux Mandrake 10.1 and Windows XP Home. I would like to share files (music and video) between both OS's. If anyone knows of a thread on the subject it would be very helpful. Can i just make a FAT32 partition that both Linux and Windows can read and write to? Thanks in advance for your help.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
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If you want to transfer files, you could mount the ntfs partition (Windows) in Linux. I'm not sure how you would view a non-Windows (NTFS/FAT) partition in Windows.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:26 AM   #3
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Under Linux you can only read NTFS-partitions (there is write-support as well, but that is still experimental and can cause loss of data), so if you want to be able to change the data on the shared partitions from linux as well you would need to have the partition as FAT32.

The FAT32-support is stable since long, just make sure you have it in your kernel or as a module. If you only want to use the data under linux, NTFS would also work.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:51 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies
 
Old 07-21-2005, 02:09 AM   #5
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And if you are interested in accessing something from the Linux EXT2 partition while in Windows you can try a program by the name of EXT2IFS located here:

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/ext2ifs.htm

Write access of course is not possible (yet), that might be too convenient.

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