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Old 04-05-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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which is the best file system for read write access from linux and windows


as the question says, i have lin and win, and i want to make a 4Gb partition that can be read and written to safely from both linux and windows so i can easily swap files around... I have the NTFS read driver working fine, but i don't want any chance of stopping wintendo from working, so is there a comprimise?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:28 AM   #2
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Creating a FAT32 partition is usually recommended. Both Linux and Windows can read or write to it.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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is that just a native win98 etc partition, and do i need to download any special drivers?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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yes.

FAT32 is the file system that Windows 98 Uses
Dos uses FAT16
And Windows XP uses FAT32 or NTFS

All file systems can be mounted for read/write in linux but you may have to download a kernel patch to read and write from an NTFS partition.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:48 AM   #5
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yeah my xp is on NTFS, but according to the sites i've been to it is experimental to write to NTFS, that doesn't sound good! I will make a FAT32 part and see if that will be ok!
 
  


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