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Topic # 11930 19-Feb-2007 15:15
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I want to create a new partition for documents that i can access from linux and windows, i tried with a NFTS patition, but linux didn't see it....

I'm using Debian, what kind of partition should i create???


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  Reply # 61236 19-Feb-2007 15:23
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FAT32 would be a safe bet.  It doesn't have any of the fancy "Permissions" functions that NTFS has, so consequently no security, but by the same token there won't be any issues with transferring files.



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Reply # 61249 19-Feb-2007 16:52
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Hi Grant, thanks for your help, I did it, and it's working pretty good!

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Reply # 61250 19-Feb-2007 16:58
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Cheers Abena, good to hear Smile

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  Reply # 61593 22-Feb-2007 15:01

if you need to use NTFS (for external hdd and etc) you can install the ntfs-3g driver-package

http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

usually apt-get install ntfs-3g is enough then mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt (sda1 for first, external USB disk) or edit /etc/fstab similarly




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  Reply # 63517 13-Mar-2007 02:51
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Do what barf says. I have ntfs-3g and is excellent. You just can't enable compression on the NTFS volume because that's not handled too well.

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  Reply # 65375 28-Mar-2007 22:50
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Also you can access an ext2/3 partition from windows using ext2-ifs from here http://www.fs-driver.org/ - so theres really no need for a separate fat32 partition. Just keep all your data in the linux partition. Makes blowing away windows easier too.

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  Reply # 65387 29-Mar-2007 00:45
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Thats right.

Another really good tip if you use Firefox or Thunderbird:

As long as you have read-write access - you can actually make Thunderbird & Firefox use the same profile (same inbox, same emails, same EVERYTHING) on both Linux and Windows.

You just go into the settings & tell it where to use its profile. It's under there somewhere have a nose. I use emails in Thunderbird in Windows...I reboot into Linux....open Thunderbird...same emails.
I can write emails & stuff....reboot back into Windows...Its as though I'd never switched OS's.

Soon I'm going to see how well this can be done over the network (internet). It would be the ulimate remote email solution if I could pull it off with tunneling & folder sharing.

Go cross-platform!!

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  Reply # 65408 29-Mar-2007 08:53
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actually if you want to have the same mail on several different computers, including across lans and wans, build an imap server. Then you can switch computers, email clients, operating systems etc at will. All the mail stays on the server. You can build a solution for a home or a small business for the cost of an ex-lease p3 and a bit of extra RAM.

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