Shared Partition - Format???

By PhilC2005
Aug 11, 2006
  1. I have just started using SUSE Linux 10.1 and I want to be able to share all my Multimedia, Work and my Website between Linux and XP Pro.

    My PC currently has

    120GB IDE HD
    - 80GB NTFS for Windows
    - 40GB ext3 partition for Linux

    My idea is to get a new 300 GB SATA disk to put all my shared stuff on as I trust SATA more than IDE however I do not know what format to use, I have read that Linux can be unreliable when writing to NTFS, however FAT32 restricts the maximum file size to 4GB which isn't enough for DVD Images, I do not know if Windows can recognise any other file system??

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    apparently, your environment is Dual Boot, so the above is your solution.
    if you had two/more systems, you would just enable SAMBA an let the
    native system handle it all.
  4. PhilC2005

    PhilC2005 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Thanks Nodsu!

    I have ordered the new HD and it should be here in a couple of weeks (I skimped on delivery).
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