[Cialug] Suse and Windows XP
MoreJ at alliancetechnologies.net
Wed Jun 29 08:50:34 CDT 2005
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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