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Old 06-20-2002, 11:48 PM   #1
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I am about to install mandrake linux and windows 2000 on a dual boot. I want to have a separate partition that will house my music collection so that I can listen to my music whenever I am in either OS. How would I do this? Is there a certain File system I have to use like FAT32 or what?

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If you want to be able to put music on there from Linux, then yes, it should be fat32. If you are only going to add music to the drive from Winbloze, then no, NTFS is fine.
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I would stick with FAT32, because Linux NTFS driver is alpha stage, and not reliable.
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Originally posted by Stephanie
I would stick with FAT32, because Linux NTFS driver is alpha stage, and not reliable.
That makes me wonder how people get around that proprietary stuff (eg. NTFS, M$ Office formats) in the first place
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all down to reverse engineering. if you can make it work the same as somethign else and if necessary prove you didn't steal or cheat your way through you're ok. that's what happened with samba and fat32.. so simple in the first place, tracing the executables to work out how they do stuff was a doddle.


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