[Wolves] Dual boot and ntfs

Re-LoaD's LUG Mail wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Aug 13 10:53:00 2003

Hi Wayne
    I have my lappy dual boot XP and Linux.
Linux  reads the NTFS ok, but as I was told writing to the NTFS was a bit
iffy what I did is create a shared FAT32 partition I store all my data on
this portion so it can be used with XP or Linux.

10 gig NTFS XP
10 gig Linux
20 FAT 32

hope this helps.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wayne Morris" <wayne@machx.co.uk>
To: <wolves@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 10:40 AM
Subject: [Wolves] Dual boot and ntfs

Just about to put Linux on another pc, but pc already has XP on it.
I was just going to use Partition Magic to resize it so I can dual boot,
but noticed that existing Windows is NTFS.
I read somewhere that Linux doesn't like writing to NTFS drives (when I
boot Linux and want to read my Windows drive).
So should I reformat the drive and install Windows on Fat 32 before



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