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Old 10-26-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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Smile Sharing Partition between Windows 10 and Linux Mint /Accessing Partion


Greetings Experts


I have a netbook and installed windows 10. It is slow. I have another partition Installed Linux mint.

I use cloud drive to share some files. So I have created a separate drive and I want to install dropbox in Linux and Windows point to same location so I can share the drive.


My Disk configuration as follows
Please refer to the image.
http://i.imgur.com/KxU0gNX.png

My problem is as follows

1. I can access the Win32 dev/sda8 in Linux but in Windows I am unable to see.

2. In Linux I can not access Win10 Partion dev/sda2

What is the best option for me to share a drive in two Operating System?
What should I do to access Windows Drive in Linux
How do I access Linux Drive in Windows 10?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:23 PM   #2
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Linux reader should let you access a partition with the ext 4 file system from Windows. http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/
 
Old 10-26-2015, 10:29 PM   #3
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Linux reader should let you access a partition with the ext 4 file system from Windows. http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/
Thanks pholland

I need to access the drive using other application such as Dropbox, vlc player etc. I know through linux-reader we can access but I can not sync directory in Dropbox. Every time I have to use linux-reader to copy to local drive in windows. This is a tedious task.

Anyway I can use conventional shred drive. At least one partition should be shared between linux and windows. If I boot from Linux I should able to read like any conventional drive. If I boot from Windows 10 I should able to read like any conventional drive.

Any possibility?

Thanks
 
Old 10-26-2015, 11:55 PM   #4
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On Mint you should see your various partitions under /media/username (substitute your actual username) by UUID. Are you saying sda2 isn't available there? sda8 is a windows partition and there isn't any logical reason why you would not see it from windows. Accessing a partition to read/write a Linux system is not possible in a default install of windows and you will need third party software to do that.
 
Old 10-27-2015, 08:59 AM   #5
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I thought if we have a separate partition windows (FAT32) and we can access from Windows 10. This same partition can be access from Linux.

Also Is their any way to overcome Limitation of 4 Primary Partition?
 
Old 10-27-2015, 09:30 AM   #6
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Also Is their any way to overcome Limitation of 4 Primary Partition?
By using an extended partition (sda4) and creating logical partitions (sda5,sda6,sda7) which you are already using.

At first glance the only reason W10 may not be seeing sda8 is the partition ID may not be configured correctly. Post the output of the command
sudo fdisk -l (that is a small L).

Using NTFS as a shared drive might be a better choice if your files will be larger than 4GB.
 
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I thought if we have a separate partition windows (FAT32) and we can access from Windows 10. This same partition can be access from Linux.
Yes. In your original post you said you could NOT access the windows FAT32 partition on sda8 from windows. What I said is that a standard windows system will NOT be able to read/write a partition with a Linux filesystem. That being the case, you would need a windows filesystem on the partition for both windows and Linux to access it. That doesn't seem to be your problem. I don't know why you can't see the windows ntfs partition on sda2 from Mint. I have several windows partitions on my disk and don't have any problem accessing them. Did you look under the /media directory for sda2? It should show by UUID. How are you trying to access sda2 and failing?

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Also Is their any way to overcome Limitation of 4 Primary Partition?
By creating an Extended partition so that you can create logical partitions within it. You already have this, sda4 is an Extended partition and you have several logical partitions within it.

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Old 10-27-2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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By using an extended partition (sda4) and creating logical partitions (sda5,sda6,sda7) which you are already using.

At first glance the only reason W10 may not be seeing sda8 is the partition ID may not be configured correctly. Post the output of the command
sudo fdisk -l (that is a small L).

Using NTFS as a shared drive might be a better choice if your files will be larger than 4GB.
Thanks Michaelk

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Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000b5287

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 1026047 512000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 1026048 552962047 275968000 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 552962048 553547775 292864 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 553549822 976771071 211610625 5 Extended
Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.
/dev/sda5 553549824 592609279 19529728 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 592611328 600422399 3905536 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 600424448 737140735 68358144 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 737142784 976771071 119814144 b W95 FAT32
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Using NTFS as a shared drive might be a better choice if your files will be larger than 4GB.
I have created using gparted. gparted do not have option to create NTFS file system. They have only FAT32.
How do I create NTFS?


Windows 10, The Disk Management shows as follows
There are many Primary Partion (I have created as Secondary Partition in Linux but Windows Detects as Primary partition). Also formatted in FAT32 is shown as unallocated partition.



http://i.imgur.com/F42BXvB.png



Eevnthough Unallocated partition is allocated and formatted in FAT32, windows detects wrongly. I have tried to format. got the following message

http://i.imgur.com/WjaJQ9D.png


Thank you in advance.

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Old 10-27-2015, 08:26 PM   #9
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Windows <10 will not let you create a FAT32 filesystem greater then 32GB but it should read / write if it already exists. I found nothing so far to indicate that windows 10 is different.

Not sure why sd8 only shows as unallocated.
 
  


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