LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-25-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
philipogletree
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Jackson MS
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
Partition Visibility to Windows


Hello,

I have a hard drive that has Win XP on it and I want to add a logical partition (ext3) to install Linux. And then have a VFAT32 logical partition after that and another ext3 partition for the Linux swapfile.

/hda1 -> Win XP NTFS primary partition
/hda2 -> Linux ext3 logical partition
/hda3 -> VFAT32 partition
/hda4 -> Linux ext3 swapfile

The problem I am wondering about is whether or not Win XP will be able to see the VFAT32 parition. When I used OS/2, Windows could not. I was just wondering if Win XP will bypass the partitions format that it does not recognize and go on instead of stopping there.

Thank you
Philip

Last edited by philipogletree; 07-25-2005 at 07:50 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
cs-cam
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 57
Course it'll see the vfat partition That's why a lot of dual-booters have one, cause both OSes will have full access to it.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 07:51 PM   #3
philipogletree
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Jackson MS
Posts: 29

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by cs-cam
Course it'll see the vfat partition That's why a lot of dual-booters have one, cause both OSes will have full access to it.
Thank you

I thought that was the case but I wanted to be sure before I did anything so that I didn't have to go back and redo it.

Thaks agian
Philip
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gcc 4.0.2 and Elf Visibility SKelem Linux - Software 3 11-07-2005 05:12 PM
Problem with GCC 4.0 Visibility eelshcn Programming 0 09-22-2005 02:52 PM
directories visibility problem in redhat 9 lomaree Linux - Software 3 04-13-2004 01:59 AM
apache directory visibility zepplin611 Linux - Software 1 01-26-2004 04:32 PM
LAN Visibility and Monty Python thomassounness Linux - Networking 1 08-20-2003 03:12 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration