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fen-lynux 01-19-2004 11:10 PM

Share Mail & Documents Btwn Distro's
AMD 2200 on a MSI Mainboard, 512M ram, 1 60GB HD, ! 40 GB HD, CDRW/DVD Combo Drive, Nvidia GeForce 4 video card.

Primary Distribution: Suse 9.0, Secondary: MEPIS, Others: Gentoo 1.4, Mandrake 9.2, Slack 9.0, & JAMD... also have FreeBSD 4.8 loaded.

I use Mozilla or Thunderbird as my mail client and would like to be able to see my mail regardless of which distro I boot into. There are some other documents that I'd like to share. I think I can share the regular files by making a FAT partition, but what else do I need to do? Is there a better way?

sandman 01-19-2004 11:31 PM

If you use Mozilla Thunderbird on all those distros then you can read mail from your other partitions using Firebird as long as you have those partitions mounted under the other distros. As far as sharing other files there should be no need for a fat32 partiton since you are using linux and freebsd. I don't know what file system freebsd uses but your other linux distros should be able to share files as long as they all support the same file system like ext3 for example. Then you could just mount your seperate partitions from each distro and be set. Hope this makes sense to you.

fen-lynux 01-21-2004 02:02 AM

Thanks Sandman, I'm going to have to play with the e-mail settings on the different partitions. I think I'm going to have to set up a "local folder" that they all move mail to since the default folder wants to be on the default partition. I use Free BSD sparingly, so its a matter of the Linux versions.
If I set up a data partition... /data and set it to automount rw from each distro.... then i should be able to stash all my mail folders and other doc's there.... correct?

sandman 01-22-2004 09:08 PM

That should do it:)

aviel 01-30-2004 07:33 AM

similar problem

I have a similar problem. I need to shair ny mail (and calendar) files between Linux (FC1) and Windows (XP).
To that end I set a FAT32 partition that holds this files.
The problem is that when I boot to linux, all files in that partition are owned by root, and I can niether chown them to myself nor chmod them to 777.
Any solution?

fen-lynux 02-29-2004 08:18 PM

Plan B?
OK, I've tried this and keep getting a right protect on the folders on a separate partition. And Thunderbird doesn't seem to like have a different location for its mail folders other than default .

Any suggestions?:rolleyes:

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