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Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1 Success
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 09:17:32 -0400
  • Message-id: <40B0A46C.3030203@xxxxxxxxxx>
Donn Washburn wrote:
Jerry Feldman wrote:

The advantage of NTFS is that it is a better file system than FAT32 and
it uses journalling. However, you still have the fragmentation problems.
The disadvantage to the Linux user is that you have limited access to
the file system in that read-only access works, but read-write access is
still experimental.

This is disadvantage to a Linux and other NON Winblows OS. However, lets think of it as a Windows problem and not a Linux one.
So "It is limitation to Microsoft Window NTFS users."

The best way I have heard to beat the problem is by having 3 partitions.
NTFS (bootable), fat32/16 (smaller for data), and Linux (any fs type). Linux writes to the fat32 and then that flawed NTFS system can import from there.

If you have to work with XP, one thing you can do, is create a FAT32 partition and move the "My Documents" folder there. This makes it a lot easier to share files between the two sides.

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