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Old 09-12-2010, 06:27 AM   #1
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Home dir for dual boot


I'm thinking of installing a dual boot:

sda1 010 Gib openSuse
sda2 005 Gib Meercat
sda3 48x Gib Partition serving as Home dir for both oses

sda5 004 Gib swap

I imagine there is the no more intergrated scheme where by i can access my files from either os; Is that correct?

Thanks for your time.
Old 09-12-2010, 06:43 AM   #2
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That should work fine. Here's an idea though: you can create another folder in /home partition with the respective permissions so that both users are able to write in it-and keep your files (music, work, whatever) there. I used to proceed that way when I was dual booting. You can add a soft link to that dir etc.
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Hello together,

I'm running such a setup on my laptop. The Problem is, that Windows and Linux have different filepermissions. If you format the "home for both" as fat32, you will have no permissions at all and every file is executable (from Linux view). If you format as NTFS, you'll have permissions when Windows is running but when running Linux you have no permissions. With "no permissions" i mean, read-write-access for everyone from Linux.


EDIT: exactly I have one partition with NTFS which is from Windows on a separate Disk "d:" and from Linux in "/usr/local/windata". And the windows-System-partition "c:" is "/usr/local/winxp" on Linux.

Last edited by markush; 09-12-2010 at 07:05 AM. Reason: added an explanation
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I think it's a bad idea to have a non-Unix FS partition for your /home, because non-Unix filesystems have no concept of permissions.


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