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I am planning to set-up my computer with Windows XP, Red hat 9, Mandrake 9 and FreeBSD. Which partitions can be share between them? So far I've figured that I can share the /swap and /home between the Linux/BSD. What other partitions can be shared? Does Linux read and write FAT32? And if so, can I make my /home partition FAT32 and share it between Linux and Windows? Any help would be appreciated....

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    Default Which Partitions Can Be Share Between Linux, Unix & Windows

    I am planning to set-up my computer with Windows XP, Red hat 9,
    Mandrake 9 and FreeBSD.
    Which partitions can be share between them? So far I've figured that I
    can share the /swap and /home between the Linux/BSD. What other
    partitions can be shared?
    Does Linux read and write FAT32? And if so, can I make my /home
    partition FAT32 and share it between Linux and Windows?
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Brian Guest

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    On 18 Oct 2003 15:44:48 -0700, Brian wrote: 
     

    Maybe /tmp if disk space is a little tight.
     

    Yes and Mandrake can read NTFS out of the box.
     

    I would vote no.
    If you want, find a doze utility to read/write ext2 and ext3.

    Bit Guest

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    On 18 Oct 2003 15:44:48 -0700, Brian wrote: 
     

    Maybe /tmp if disk space is a little tight.
     

    Yes and Mandrake can read NTFS out of the box.
     

    I would vote no.
    If you want, find a doze utility to read/write ext2 and ext3.

    Bit Guest

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    Bit Twister <localdomain> wrote in message news:<home>... 

    >
    > Maybe /tmp if disk space is a little tight.

    >
    > Yes and Mandrake can read NTFS out of the box.

    >
    > I would vote no.[/ref]
    What I ment by share was to access it. Possible use it for the "My
    Doents" and "Home" folder. If not just to have someplace to access
    files in both systems. 
    Brian Guest

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    In article <google.com>, Brian wrote: 
    news:<home>... 
    >>
    >> I would vote no.[/ref]
    > What I ment by share was to access it. Possible use it for the "My
    > Doents" and "Home" folder. If not just to have someplace to access
    > files in both systems.[/ref]

    You cannot have a FAT32 home directory because FAT does not understand
    permissions. Linux install programs won't mount /home on FAT. You could
    try moving it later but I'm pretty sure the system wouldn't even let you
    login, certainly not into X.

    Of course, you can make a FAT32 partition and put your data there. Then
    just link your Windows "My Doents" there, and link it to something like
    /home/brian/mydocs in Linux.

    --
    Juha Siltala
    http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/activity/people/jsiltala/
    Juha Guest

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