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Old 07-30-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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Windows and Linux shared disk


I have a dual-boot system and I want to make it so that Linux and Windows have a place of shared hard drive. So that I could, for instance, transfer pictures from one os to the other.

My windows XP partition is formatted as ntfs, and I can find kernel modules out there that will enable me to mount my windows partition under linux in a read-only state. I can copy stuff from my Window's parition to my linux parition.

Is there a format that both operating systems understand so that I could make some kind of 'neutral' are where they both can read an write?

Old 07-30-2003, 05:36 PM   #2
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i think you risk disk corruption if you enable write access to ntfs i am going to say no to your question....
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But what about some other area. A new partition. Could I format it (in linux) as vfat or something else? Can Windows read anything but ntfs?
Old 07-30-2003, 06:25 PM   #4
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Hi Jrpretz

Yes - just use a separate FAT32 partition as a shared data partition - both Windows and Linux can Read/Write - to/from this


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