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I'm currently dual (well tribooting) 2 linux distros and win2k. I have several partitions setup (one each for the three os's, /home, swap, and a fat32 shared. Problem, is, I'm finding it very confusing having part of my regularly access docs setup in /home and part in the shared partition.
What I'd like is a single large partition that I can share. As I see it my options are increase the size of /home with the current fat32 partition space and try to use the fs-driver.org program to access from win2k. But I'm a little worried about doing that since one experience I read about caused linux to crash (because of problems from the win side).
Second option being to shrink the /home to only contain program preferences (like /.kde, firefox, etc) and increase the fat32 partition using links within /home to access files there (so it feels like there still in /home). What are the drawbacks to doing this? Am I going to run into any stability or file reading issues? Anything else I'm overlooking?
I considered making /home the fat32 partition but I read this is a real problem for linux as it causes problems with the OS so I wrote it off.
If there are any other ways of accomplishing what I need, please feel free to pitch 'em out there.
Thanks so much in advance. I look forward to hearing your advice.
I hope this will help, although this solution may need you re-partition the whole hardisk...
thanks man. I also was looking for a way to get the most of my hard drive with a dual boot system. I stopped using NTFS for windows obviously because of linux. But I really just wanted to make the windows partition as small as possible and save the rest for linux. Now I can do just that. I only use windows for what windows is good for IMO: gaming (I wish developers would think of linux like Quake4) and my Music (Alsa is good but I have 7.1 in my room and alsa sucks for that with my card). Everything else like learning, programming, and all that other good stuff is with linux.