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Old 09-15-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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How to use windows and Linux together

Hi. I have Suse and Windows XP both on my computer. Is there a way I can use them together? This might seem kind of a weird question but I use windows to play games and basically I am very pleased with MS Office 2003 and other apps such as MS visual studio. In Linux I am doing Unix programming and I want to learn more about linux. So I am using both together but sometimes I want to download things from linux and use it in windows such as pics or music i see online. I don't want to download a picture twice just to use it on my both OS'es that would be kind of redundant. I know I can use Linux to view files and use them from my windows folder but I cant see my linux folder in xp. Anyway I can use them together or should I just use one OS for different tasks? Thanks.
Old 09-15-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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If you have space on your disk, the best way is to set up a fat32 partition, which will be readable/writeable by both OS's. Download all files to that partition and move/copy to that partition any files you want to share
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any downsides to a fat32 partition?
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Originally posted by saiz66
any downsides to a fat32 partition?
not really.. defrag takes a bit longer then on ntfs, so doess disk checker etc. niothing else worth to mention


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