[Cialug] Suse and Windows XP
dave at visionary.com
Wed Jun 29 11:15:28 CDT 2005
I tend to keep it simple, and just have a FAT32 partition I use for any
shared info (see: method #2 below). Yes, I don't have proper permissions
and such, but it's just on my personal PC, so that's not a big issue for me.
I also have a samba share that I have mounted under both Windows &
Linux, it makes for a much better method of sharing data between OS's,
and I can access it from any PC. Granted it's a bit slower for large
files (I'm "only" running 100bT), and that assumes you're connected to
Josh More wrote:
> FAT32 does not have support for user/group ownership.
> By default, it mounts as owned by root:root. You have
> a few options:
> 1) Make a user:group like windows:windows, put all your users into the
> windows group, and mount the volume with a group +rw option.
> 2) Mount the volume with an other +rw option (bad security)
> 3) Split your windows install into a minimal C: (NTFS) and a D:
> for everything else formatted with ext3. Use the driver from
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd . It will work because
> ext3 is really just ext2 with journaling.
> I prefer option 3, as it keeps shared data on a shared partition,
> but you can use the read-only NTFS driver to access your system data
> via Linux. You can also (if all partitions are ext3) see your Linux
> data from Windows.
> Back when I was dual booting, I went pretty far down the 1) and 2)
> paths. I can tell you from experience, it's just not worth it.
> Once you start partitioning Windows like you (should) partiton
> Linux, even the Windows stability improves.
> Should we have a partitioning techniques/filesystems discussion at
> the next meeting?
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