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Old 02-21-2010, 05:15 AM   #1
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ntfs for home folder?

I want to have same partition as /user/home and d: in my linux and windows.
If this d: partition (/dsv/sda2) is ntfs formatted can I use it as both as I want?
Old 02-21-2010, 05:27 AM   #2
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home and d


home partition in Linux is used for personal settings, data (for wine (windows-apps), ...)

Maybe it is better to make a separate NTFS-partition for your documents (D: or /mnt/document in both OSs)
=> when you re-install a linux or another distro or OS, there is no danger for your documents, films, photos, etc. (except if you delete or format that partition...: )

If you have made a partition like that, you can maybe change your default paths (documents, pictures, ...) in some control center...

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You may find applications, like firefox, for both OS's could mess up settings files. For this reason I would not recommend this approach. Data can easily be shared. If you create a separate /home, you can mount the windoze D partition and share data with out any problematic interaction.

I don't trust any windoze version not to mess with a linux partition, and do a lot of damage. It is your choice however, you have been warned.
Old 02-21-2010, 08:22 AM   #4
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Smile I am not sure how NTFS work in linux yet, so I would make a FAT32

You could make a new partition, you can call is "shared" or whatever, but if you use FAT32, I believe both Windows and Linux find that a happy medium.

you can keep your /home and your "My Documents" separate this way, and have a common space that won't touch your personal settings.

sorry, couldn't resist


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