Re: dual-OS system
On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 08:47:29PM -0800, ken keanon wrote:
> 2. Linux uses ext2 or ext3 filesystem, XP uses NTFS.
Not necessairly. Linux also *can* use XFS, JFFS, ReiserFS, etc. XP
also *can* use FAT32.
By default, most Linux installers are set to ext3, and XP's default is
NTFS, but you can change it to FAT32.
> Can files be swap between the two?
My last dual-boot setup included two drives. The first looked like:
hda1 - ntfs WindowsXP
hda2 - ext3 Linux
hdb1 - vfat Storage
I could copy music/pictures to the FAT32 storage drive and use them in
Linux and Windows.
There are Windows applications that can read ext partitions. One that I
know of is Ext2FS Anywhere by Paragon (commercial). I used it and it
worked well. But if you have a third partition that both OSes can
read/write, you're set.