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I know that sounds retarded, but from what i understand the only way to get linux and windows access to a particular partition is to make it a FAT32 partition, because apparently linux doesn't like NTFS and windows doesn't like all those linux ones.
My beef is, i wanna share most of my drive, like this:
30Gb linux
30Gb Windows NTFS
~525 remaining as shared
how do i do this, if a FAT 32 can only be 32 GB?
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•Clusters cannot be 64 kilobytes (KB) or larger. If clusters are 64 KB or larger, some programs (such as Setup programs) may incorrectly calculate disk space.
•A FAT32 volume must contain a minimum of 65,527 clusters. You cannot increase the cluster size on a volume that uses the FAT32 file system so that it contains fewer than 65,527 clusters.
•The maximum disk size is approximately 8 terabytes when you take into account the following variables: The maximum possible number of clusters on a FAT32 volume is 268,435,445, and there is a maximum of 32 KB per cluster, along with the space required for the file allocation table (FAT).
•You cannot decrease the cluster size on a FAT32 volume so that the size of the FAT is larger than 16 megabytes (MB) minus 64 KB.
You cannot format a volume larger than 32 gigabytes (GB) in size using the FAT32 file system during the Windows XP installation process. Windows XP can mount and support FAT32 volumes larger than 32 GB (subject to the other limits), but you cannot create a FAT32 volume larger than 32 GB by using the Format tool during Setup. If you need to format a volume that is larger than 32 GB, use the NTFS file system to format it. Another option is to start from a Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Startup disk and use the Format tool included on the disk.


http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q314463


Basicly you should install xp first and give it the size you want then install linux and use its partition tool for the rest of the disk, linux is much better imho at this task!
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You can get a Linux partition reader for Windows.
I think it's freeware.
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ok but i'm not tryna use the install disk, i'm trying to do it using the disk manager in windows, which is allready installed on my NTFS 30Gb partition (created upon install)

thanks for that though, nice find and quite informative, REP+
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Originally Posted by gonX View Post
You can get a Linux partition reader for Windows.
I think it's freeware.
hows this work? it allows linux to see NTFS partitions or something? cuz that would solve all my problems, i could get my music and all that in fedora

linky?
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Linux has so much shareware available you can do nearly anything but serious gaming with it.
  
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Linux has so much shareware available you can do nearly anything but serious gaming with it.
including reading an NTFS file structure?
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Start here

http://www.linuxforums.org/ <-------its where the cool linux ppl hangout!
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