Can XP and Linux share the same directory and data files?

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Can XP and Linux share the same directory and data files?

Postby bobolo » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:20 am

Hi,
I have 2 computers. One, a 2.4 Ghz celeron, has XP and (soon to have) Linux. The other, a dual P2, has 98SE and (soon to have) Linux. Each OS is on a separate 9 GB hard drive. In addition to these I have a 120 mb 5400 rpm hard drive, an 80 GB 7200 rpm hard drive and a 200 GB 7200 rpm hard drive. I would like to use the three larger disks as data storage for both XP and Linux. I have heard that Linux can read XP directories and both read and write data to XP formatted disks. Is this true? How stable is this? My reason for asking this question - I do a lot of multimedia work that requires huge files, sometimes multiple projects at one time, and it would be really helpful if I can just format the 3 data drives in XP and use them as I like. Most of my software now is in XP but as I learn more about Linux I want t change my applications to the penguin. I HATE WINDOWS I must admit...i am still a DOS lover. I oftent think if DOS had continued to be developed in a SANE and RATIONAL way the world would be a much better place today.
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Postby 127.0.0.1 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:44 am

It is true that linux can now read and write to NTFS formated partitions... but its still not 100% reliable. Instead of NTFS just use FAT32, linux and xp both can read and write to FAT32 flawlessly.
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