[Wolves] Dual boot and ntfs

Don Cockman wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Aug 13 11:14:00 2003

Hi Wayne,

Simplest thing you could probably do is to make an extra partition 
(fat32) to mount as /data (say) under Linux, and d: (say) under windoze.
Any stuff you need to save from Linux to read under windoze, just copy 
it to this partition, then you can read/write this under windoze.

Saves re-formatting your drives - probably.



13 Aug 2003, Wayne Morris wrote:

> 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
> continuing?
> Cheers
> Wayne
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