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Old 04-05-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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How to layout my HDD


Just a quick question.I am new to linux and want to setup my HDD.I have Red Hat 9 installed.

Let's say i have a windows machine.I have

c: drive as the O/S (40GB)
D: Data drive (this drive is shared)

Where is the best place to create a directory for sharing on the RH sytem. e.g. /home/username/Shared

Just having a little trouble getting around at the moment.The best way is probably if it was explained to me compared to windows.

Old 04-05-2006, 01:48 AM   #2
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If my understanding of your question is correct, the
best thing to share is a FAT32 Windows partition.
Because Windows can't read Linux filesystems, but
Linux can read/write to Windows FAT filesystems.

Setup your Linux OS with a swap partition of 512MB,
a / (root) partition of 5GB, and the rest for /home

To share files between Linux and Windows, change your
Windows FAT32 partition to make it r/w in Linux:
/dev/hda3        /DATA            vfat        user,umask=1000,rw,auto  1   0
Change /dev/hda3 to match your FAT32 partition,
and change /DATA to match the name of your mount point.


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