Now I currently have 2 partitions, one for win and one for linux?
Would it be efficient and plausible to have a 3rd partition (NTFS) to put all my shared media such as music, movies, folders etc? so that both distros can access it?
cychronz: Yes, sounds like a good option to me.
As mint and Ubuntu is debian based, they should both include the ntfs-3g userspace driver to read and write to NTFS partitions.
tmadden: I haven't used Windows for a number of years, but I do recall you can access your Windows partition from Linux anyway since it uses NTFS.
tmadden: Fair enough. I found the whole process too messy and just gave up on Windows in the end. I ended up having double up of all my media. Switching OS just to play games seemed pointless to me too. Lot of people do it though.
theUpload:tmadden: I haven't used Windows for a number of years, but I do recall you can access your Windows partition from Linux anyway since it uses NTFS.
Yea linux can access Win, but Win cant access Lin (ext4)
But what I was asking and have since done is made a shared partition for my stuff and a seperate partition for each OS so that theirs no conflict and It also allows me to move around the partitions with the OS's on without risking damage to data