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Old 10-24-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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creating partitions that can be written to by both windows and linux


I have a dual boot system and I want to have three partitions that can be written to by both windows and linux. The partitions will be: 30GB, 40, 30 in size.

I understand that I can access NTFS partitions from linux. But can I write to them from linux? If anyone has successfully completed that setup, I would really like to know about your experience.

I also understand that I can view linux filesystems from windows (explore2fs, rftools) but from what I gather it doesn't seem like I can write to them from windows. Am I missing something?

Lastly, I considered creating FAT32 partitions but I have to admit I'm not too enthusiastic about FAT32 given it's inefficient use of disk space. In addition to that, the 40 gig partition will be used for video editing, which I don't think will be ideal with FAT32.

If anyone else has gone through the same thing as me then I would appreciate knowing about your experience creating agnostic partitions with (as if I hadn't mentioned it enough) the ability to write from multiple OS'.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:48 PM   #2
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hi,

Write support for NTFS is Experimental...

the only solution to have access for a partition on windows to linux local is FAT32..i think.. :x
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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Hello!

Writing ntfs partitions from linux is not save.
Writing vfat partitions from linux is save.

You can acess ext2 partitions from windows by using this dll: http://www.fs-driver.org/

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Old 10-24-2005, 11:53 PM   #4
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Thank's Keruskerf├╝rst (my charset bad )

it's cool to have access with ext2, i dit not know but now..i know

it's wonderfull !

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:44 AM   #5
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Any similar programs for ext3?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 01:59 AM   #6
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The answer is fat32.


I keep my music (mp3s) files on a large ntfs partition, cause i do alot of encoding stuff in windows. If Im in linux i just mount it and can play it no problem.

For data, if I want to r/w share it; i created a medium size fat32 partition which is always mounted when I boot. Never had a problem with either OS.

No need to look further.

 
Old 10-25-2005, 07:58 AM   #7
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Any similar programs for ext3?
On the side http://www.fs-driver.org/ in the FAQ section, the autor explains how to acess ext3 partitions.

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Old 10-25-2005, 05:28 PM   #8
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On the side http://www.fs-driver.org/ in the FAQ section, the autor explains how to acess ext3 partitions.

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That looks interesting. Is it possible to setup a ext2 (or ext3) partition to be used as the Windows paging file and also as the linux swap file (instead of having 2 partitions - 1 for Win Paging and 1 for Linux Swap)? Will Windows recognize/use the partition after it has been used by Suse?
Thanks.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 08:29 PM   #9
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Is it possible to setup a ext2 (or ext3) partition to be used as the Windows paging file and also as the linux swap file (instead of having 2 partitions - 1 for Win Paging and 1 for Linux Swap)? Will Windows recognize/use the partition after it has been used by Suse?
Why do you want to do that?

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Old 10-25-2005, 09:18 PM   #10
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Why do you want to do that?

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I dunno, save a few hundred of mb's of disk space .
 
Old 10-25-2005, 09:58 PM   #11
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Is it possible to setup a ext2 (or ext3) partition to be used as the Windows paging file and also as the linux swap file (instead of having 2 partitions - 1 for Win Paging and 1 for Linux Swap)? Will Windows recognize/use the partition after it has been used by Suse?
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I really doubt that is possible. I pretty sure they handle RAM differently, so I guessing the same could be said for the swap file.

Thanks everybody, for replying. I was considering danimalz's suggestion but I was really hoping for a one filesystem solution. If I'm gonna have to use two filesystems then I might as well keep them in their OS' filesystem and access one from the other with the help of various tools. I'm really not even considering FAT32.

The ext2 driver for windows looks very interesting but it's for x86 processors only. I'm guessing that excludes by dual core Athlon.

If I were to create an extended partition with three logical drives, would that show up in linux as three partitions or one?
 
Old 10-26-2005, 06:43 AM   #12
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If I were to create an extended partition with three logical drives, would that show up in linux as three partitions or one?

Linux will regonize 3 partitions.

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