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Old 11-25-2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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A harddisk space where XP and FC4 can both access

Hello, I am planning to dual boot XP and Fedora Core 4. I know that usually, we format a part to NFTS for XP, and the leave the rest for linux. When we do this, XP has no access to the files in /home.

I am wondering if there is a way to let XP and FC4 both access a common space on the hard disk, so I don't have to pass files from XP to FC4, or vice visa. Thank you very much.
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The easiest way to do this is to create a Fat32 partition. Size really depends on your needs, but I think Windows will limit it to ~32G (not sure on the number). The only issues with this method are file permissions, but on a single user system (or home system), it's no big deal.
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FC4 would be able to read NTFS but writing to it is still dangerous. The safest bet is to have FAT32 partition which is read and written by both Windows and Linux.

As GrueMaster already posted, Windows will only let you create 32 GB or less of FAT32 partition space. If you need more space .i.e. > 32 GB, I suggest you create FAT32 partition using one of the Live-CD linux. Knoppix or even System Rescue CD.

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