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Re: [SLE] Setting Windows and Suse partition
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 02:31:04 -0500
  • Message-id: <1111390262.6147.80.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 02:06, byroncoughlin@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > > > > I`ll be using one hard drive with 40GB of space. I need to set up
> > > partitions
> > > > > like this so I would be able to also exchange information betwen win and
> > > > > suse.
> Will your windows need information from linux? Or just want linux to get information from windows partition?
>
> > > > There could be a problem if your XP partition is NTFS and not FAT. At
> > > > this point NTFS support for write is not stable, though you can find a
> > > > site that is trying to use wine and the NTFS library from XP for native
> > > > read\writes.
> > >
> > > One solution (if it fits your circumstances) is to create an extra VFAT
> > > partition for the exchanged information. Both Windows and Linux can read
> > > that. There's also a product out there whose name I don't recall (from
> > > Paragon Software, I believe) that installs under Windows and enables you to
> > > access Linux filesystems from there.
> >
> > I know there's one called exploreext2 or some such for ext2 file
> > systems, but I have not seen any for reiser or jfs, or any other for
> > that matter. One problem with creating a partition for swapping info is
> > that we're dividing the living daylights out of that 40 Gig drive of
> > his.
> >
> What is the problem with just using fat32 for anything to do with windows?

Fresh XP installs tend to use NTFS instead of fat32.

> Not trying to start a flame, but what is the benifit of having so many partitions?

Good question, all these partitions are messy and hard on disk size.


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