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Old 02-14-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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Fat32 partition changes not reflecting when Windows is hibernated.

I have three main partitions on my hard drive: NTFS running Vista, ext3 running Ubuntu 8.10, and a large FAT32 partition that I use as a "shared" drive, that I can access in both Windows and Linux. The problem I'm having is that whenever I hibernate Windows, any changes to the FAT32 drive I made are invisible when I boot up in Linux. Also, when I make changes to the drive in Linux, upon restoring my Windows session from hibernation, those changes cannot be seen.

Is there any way to "refresh" the contents of the drive in Windows and/or Linux?

Old 02-15-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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Some linux distribution tries to unmount all FAT32 filesystems before suspending. Doing this could solve one side of your problem - that is, when you hibernate linux and boot (complete boot) windows, windows will see all changes. But you have to close all programs accessing FAT32 disks before suspending, in this case.
Maybe the other side could be solved in the same way: I mean, letting windows "unmount" the FAT32 device. This program could be the solution:
but please note that I never tried it


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